Definition of Telson

1. n. The terminal joint or movable piece at the end of the abdomen of Crustacea and other articulates. See Thoracostraca.



Definition of Telson

1. Noun. The part of an arthropod posterior to the last segment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Telson

1. the terminal segment of an arthropod [n -S] : TELSONIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Telson

1. The terminal joint or movable piece at the end of the abdomen of Crustacea and other articulates. See Thoracostraca. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A boundary, limit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Telson

telotaxis
telotism
telotroch
telotrocha
telotrochous
telotrochs
telotype
telotypes
telpher
telpherage
telpherages
telphered
telphering
telphers
tels
telson (current term)
telsonic
telsons
telsontail
telt
telyn
telyushenkoite
temafloxacin
temagamite
temazepam
temblor
temblores
temblors
teme
temed

Literary usage of Telson

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1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"telson. X 6. (After Packard.) 40 (39) telson spatulate 41 41 (42) telson carinate dorsally; carapace large, leaving only five body segments and telson ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1883)
"On the Nature of the ' telson' and ' Caudal Furca ' of the Crustacea. ... Embryology also confirms the view taken that the telson of the higher Crustacea is ..."

3. Catalogue of the Specimens of Amphipodous Crustacea in the Collection of the by Charles Spence Bate (1862)
"telson small, triangular, not more than one-third of the width of the preceding segment at the base. ... telson small, triangular, sub- acute at apex. ..."

4. North American Geology and Palæontology for the Use of Amateurs, Students by Samuel Almond Miller (1889)
"Caudal parte and one abdominal segment In advance of the telson—all enlarged, a, Small, terminal palette; d, d, two accessory ..."

5. The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late Alfred Henry Garrod by Alfred Henry Garrod, William Alexander Forbes (1881)
"THK relations of the telson of the lobster and its allies are so variously regarded by ... Professor Huxley considers the telson an azygos appendage, ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"The cuticle is so strong that larvae may be picked up by the telson thread ... In the old embryos the tip of the telson is carried forward to near the eyes ..."

7. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1882)
"Figure 6c, tip of the telson of the same specimen; enlarged twelve diameters. ... The same species ; tip of the telson of a young specimen, only 16"m long ..."

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