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 (sûr′kəs, kĕr′-)
n. pl. cer·ci (sûr′sī, -kī, kĕr′kē)
Either of a pair of appendages located near the tip of the abdomen in many insects and certain other arthropods, usually having a sensory function.

[New Latin, from Greek kerkos, tail.]


n, pl -ci (-siː)
(Zoology) one of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some insects and other arthropods
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kerkos tail]


(ˈsɜr kəs, ˈkɛr-)

n., pl. cer•ci (ˈsɜr saɪ, ˈkɛr ki)
one of a pair of usu. jointed feelers at the rear of the abdomen of some insects.
[1820–30; < New Latin < Greek kérkos tail]
cer′cal, adj.
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United have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid's Alessio Cerci
Cerci not long, flattened, truncate, short, andthick (Fig.
0 times as long as gonostyhis and setose; gonostyhis clavifonn, tapering from base to apex, setulose on basal third, glabrous and ridged beyond to apical tooth; posterior margins of cerci and hypoproct evenly convex posteriorly, all 3 subequal in shape, the cerci with several setae ventrolaterally and apically, hypoproct with 3 setae along posterior margin about as long as cerci; parameres longer than hypoproct, covered with elongate, recurved setulae, bilobed, the dorsal lobe short, convex, the ventral lobe longer, larger, projecting dorsally in lateral view; aedeagus glabrous, longer than mediobasal lobe, tapering gradually to apex, the apex convex in dorsoventral view.
Cerci subtriangular, pointed at apex; surstyli strongly curved inward [15,29,32].
Female genitalia: Segment 10 transparent membranous; cerci well developed, long cactus shape, hairy; postgenital (subanal) plate broad and clear, bristles present Eupeodes latifasciatus Macquart, 1829 (figure 2.
And Torres' former club Atletico Madrid have turned down the chance to take him back on loan in a swap deal which would have sent Italy winger Alessio Cerci to Milan.
Mario Balotelli talks with Alessio Cerci before travelling back to Melwood with a hamstring injury | |
They are one of several clubs to have noticed that Italian international striker Alessio Cerci is not a regular in the Atletico starting line-up.
Mario Mandzukic, Antoine Griezmann and sub Alessio Cerci were also on target as a second-half goal blitz saw off the Swedes.
Substitute Alessio Cerci thought he had scored a consolation goal for Atletico in stoppage time, but the effort was chalked off for handball and he was subsequently sent off for a second yellow card.
Italy's World Cup striker Alessio Cerci moved from Torino to Atletico Madrid, who have signed 10 players for their campaign to defend the Spanish title.