Procerite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Procerite (Zoöl) The segment next to the flagellum of the antennæ of Crustacea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n procerite In Crustacea, the long many-jointed filament which terminates the antenna or feeler of many species, as lobsters and crawfish. It constitutes nearly the whole length of the organ in such cases, the several other named joints of the feeler being short and close to the base. It is the last one of a series of joints named coxocerite, basicerite, scaphocerite, ischiocerite, merocerite, carpocerite, and procerite, and is an excellent illustration of an organ with so many joints (technically subjoints) that they are not taken into separate morphological consideration. See cuts under antenna, Astacus, lobster, and Palinurus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Procerite pros′e-rīt the last segment of the antennæ in the Crustacea.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. pro-, + Gr. horn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pro, before, keras, a horn.