Origin of clasper
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Stem slender, creeping, and furnished with tendrils, or claspers.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
The claspers seem to be the tergal portions of the ninth segment.
He fixed his claspers firmly to the stalk, then stretched his head as far as he could reach, and nibbled the leaf edge backwards."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"
A bubble will be partially released and then held, or even partially withdrawn, between the claspers.
The claspers of briony shoot into a spiral, and lay hold of whatever comes in their way for support.
- a paired organ of male insects, used to clasp the female during copulation
- a paired organ of male sharks and related fish, used to assist the transfer of spermatozoa into the body of the female during copulation
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