Origin of cremaster
OTHER WORDS FROM cremastercrem·as·te·ri·al [krem-uh-steer-ee-uhl], /ˌkrɛm əˈstɪər i əl/, crem·as·ter·ic [krem-uh-ster-ik], /ˌkrɛm əˈstɛr ɪk/, adjective
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How to use cremaster in a sentence
The pupa is fastened to this pad by a spiny hook or process, the cremaster (fig. 23 cr), on the last abdominal segment.The Life-Story of Insects|Geo. H. Carpenter
The tongue-case is long and projects for a considerable distance beyond the somewhat short cremaster.
The cremaster, which is short, is bent upward at an oblique angle with the line of the ventral surface.
Cremaster: a stout spine, process or hooked area at the hind end of pupae in Lepidoptera.
Crotchets: the curved spines or hooks on the prolegs of caterpillars and on the cremaster of pupae.