Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the tail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the tail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the tail; caudal; coccygeal.
  • Specifically Of or pertaining to the cerci of an insect.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • The cercal armature of the Burmjapyx type (Silvestri, 1930; sensu Paclt, 1957) together with the characteristics of the glandular organs of the first urosternite set it apart from the known Japygidae.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Their caudal fins (tails) are homo cercal that is the upper and lower lobes are more or less the same size as opposed to the tail of the tiger shark for example. therefore when swimming near the surface the tail may not show.

    UnderwaterTimes.com News of the Underwater World

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