cremaster

[kri-mas-ter]
noun
  1. Entomology. a usually hooklike process on the posterior tip of a chrysalis, for attaching the pupa to a stem, twig, etc.
  2. Anatomy. the suspensory muscle of the testis.

Origin of cremaster

1670–80; < Latin < Greek kremastḗr literally, suspender, akin to kremannýnai to hang
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
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