Origin of cremaster
Related formscrem·as·te·ri·al [krem-uh-steer-ee-uh l] /ˌkrɛm əˈstɪər i əl/, crem·as·ter·ic [krem-uh-ster-ik] /ˌkrɛm əˈstɛr ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for cremaster
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 cremaster, which is short, is bent upward at an oblique angle with the line of the ventral surface.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
Cremaster: a stout spine, process or hooked area at the hind end of pupae in Lepidoptera.
This hook-like projection is called the cremaster, and it serves a very important purpose in holding the chrysalis in position.Butterflies Worth Knowing|Clarence M. Weed
Crotchets: the curved spines or hooks on the prolegs of caterpillars and on the cremaster of pupae.