telson

telson

[tel-suhn]
noun
the last segment, or an appendage of the last segment, of certain arthropods, as the middle flipper of a lobster's tail.

Origin:
1850–55; < Greek télson boundary, limit

telsonic [tel-son-ik] , adjective
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telson (ˈtɛlsən)
 
n
the last segment or an appendage on the last segment of the body of crustaceans and arachnids
 
[C19: from Greek: a boundary; probably related to telos end]
 
telsonic
 
adj

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