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  • noun Plural form of poiser.

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Examples

  • Halteres: the poisers or balancers: capitate movable filaments in

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Diptera; which have rudiments of two other wings, called halteres, or poisers; and in many flowers which have rudiments of new stamina, or filaments without anthers on them.

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  • Secondly, from the apparent progress of many animals to greater perfection, as in some insects, as the flies with two wings, termed Diptera; which have rudiments of two other wings, called halteres, or poisers; and in many flowers which have rudiments of new stamina, or filaments without anthers on them.

    The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes

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