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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Cirri(0.01504 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Cirri.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: usually coiled [syn: cirrhus]
2: a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high
altitude (4 to 8 miles) [syn: cirrus cloud]
3: a slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or
crinoids or many insects; often tactile
[also: cirri (pl)]
English → English (gcide)
Cirri \Cir"ri\, n. pl.
Cirrus \Cir"rus\, n.; pl. Cirri. [L., lock, curl, ringlet.]
[Also written cirrhus.]
1. (Bot.) A tendril or clasper.
(a) A soft tactile appendage of the mantle of many
Mollusca, and of the parapodia of Annelida. Those near
the head of annelids are Tentacular cirri; those of
the last segment are caudal cirri.
(b) The jointed, leglike organs of Cirripedia. See
Annelida, and Polych[ae]ta.
Note: In some of the inferior animals the cirri aid in
locomotion; in others they are used in feeding; in the
Annelida they are mostly organs of touch. Some cirri
are branchial in function.
3. (Zo["o]l.) The external male organ of trematodes and some
other worms, and of certain Mollusca.
4. (Meteor.) See under Cloud.