claspers

clasper

[klas-per, klah-sper]
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:
1545–55; clasp + -er1

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claspers (ˈklɑːspəz)
 
pl n
1.  a paired organ of male insects, used to clasp the female during copulation
2.  a paired organ of male sharks and related fish, used to assist the transfer of spermatozoa into the body of the female during copulation

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