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cirrhus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cirrhus  \Cir"rhus\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Cirrus}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cirrus  \Cir"rus\,  n.;  pl  {Cirri}.  [L.,  lock,  curl,  ringlet.] 
  [Also  written  {cirrhus}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  tendril  or  clasper. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cirrhus 
  n  :  usually  coiled  [syn:  {cirrus}] 




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