end piece

n.

The terminal part of the tail of a spermatozoon, consisting of the axoneme and the flagellar membrane.

Nearby words

  1. end of one's rope,
  2. end of one's rope, at the,
  3. end of steel,
  4. end of the line,
  5. end organ,
  6. end pin,
  7. end plate,
  8. end product,
  9. end rhyme,
  10. end run


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Examples from the Web for end piece

  • Saw the sides of the box in half, crosswise, and remove the upper half and the end-piece.

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