cremaster

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

cremasterial [krem-uh-steer-ee-uhl] , cremasteric [krem-uh-ster-ik] , adjective
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