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Telson, tel′son, n. the last somite of the pleon or abdomen of certain crustaceans and arachnidans.
From the posterior end of the heart arises the dorsal abdominal artery, running back to the telson.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
The abdominal somites have a row of spines down the middle of the back, and the telson has a forked shape.The Life of Crustacea|William Thomas Calman
“Have some more cake, Telson,” said he, by way of changing the subject.
Telson and Parson looked at one another and groaned inwardly.
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Word Origin and History for telson
1855, from Greek telson "a limit" (see tele-).