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clasper

[klas-per, klah-sper] /ˈklæs pər, ˈklɑ spər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that clasps.
2.
(in insects, fishes, crustaceans, etc.) one of the modified, usually paired organs or parts by which the male clasps the female during copulation.
Origin of clasper
1545-1555
1545-55; clasp + -er1
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