Definition of Clasper

1. n. One who, or that which, clasps, as a tendril.



Definition of Clasper

1. Noun. Anything that clasps ¹

2. Noun. (biology) Any of several appendages, in insects, crustacea and fish, that are used to clasp the female during copulation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clasper

1. one that clasps [n -S] - See also: clasps

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clasper

clashingly
clasht
clashy
clasmatocyte
clasmatosis
clasp
clasp-knife
clasp-knife effect
clasp-knife rigidity
clasp-knife spasticity
clasp arm
clasp guideline
clasp knife
clasped
clasper (current term)
claspered
claspers
clasping
clasps
claspt

Literary usage of Clasper

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1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1888)
"... clasper and spinose penis sheath. plate which is invisible from above. ... side piece and clasper ; the supra-anal plates are very similar to those of ..."

2. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1903)
"The genitalic structure is most like that in walkeri, but lacks the accessory basal clasper and the tip of the harpe is entirely different in shape, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"For instance, according to clasper, dinner is to be at noon, with nly a light tea afterwards, and no supper. Then a ountry walk of four or five miles is to ..."

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