one of a pair of appendages at the rear of the abdomen of certain insects and other arthropods, serving as tactile organs.
- cercal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cercus
one of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some insects and other arthropods
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