one of a pair of appendages at the rear of the abdomen of certain insects and other arthropods, serving as tactile organs.
noun (pl) -ci (-siː)
one of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some insects and other arthropods
cercus cer·cus (sûr’kəs)
n. pl. cer·ci (sûr’sī, -kī)
A stiff hairlike structure.
Either of a pair of terminal, dorsolateral sensory appendages of certain insects, such as the female mosquito.
any shrub or small tree of the genus Cercis, as the redbud or Judas tree. Historical Examples noun any tree or shrub of the leguminous genus Cercis, which includes the redbud and Judas tree
cephalostat ceph·a·lo·stat (sěf’ə-lō-stāt’) n. See cephalometer.
cephalosporinase ceph·a·lo·spor·i·nase (sěf-ə-lə-spôr’ə-nās’, -nāz’) n. See penicillinase.
any of a group of widely used broad-spectrum antibiotics, originally isolated as a product of fermentation from the fungus Cephalosporium acremonium. noun any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics obtained from fungi of the genus Cephalosporium cephalosporin ceph·a·lo·spo·rin (sěf-ə-lə-spôr’ĭn) n. Any of various broad-spectrum antibiotics, closely related to the penicillins, that were originally derived from […]