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telson

[tel-suh n] /ˈtɛl sən/
noun
1.
the last segment, or an appendage of the last segment, of certain arthropods, as the middle flipper of a lobster's tail.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek télson boundary, limit
Related forms
telsonic
[tel-son-ik] /tɛlˈsɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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telson

/ˈtɛlsən/
noun
1.
the last segment or an appendage on the last segment of the body of crustaceans and arachnids
Derived Forms
telsonic (tɛlˈsɒnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: a boundary; probably related to telos end
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Word Origin and History for telson
n.

1855, from Greek telson "a limit" (see tele-).

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