cremaster

See also: cremáster

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From Ancient Greek κρεμαστήρ (kremastḗr, suspender). Doublet of crémaillère.

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cremaster (plural cremasters)

  1. (anatomy) A thin muscle attached to the testicles.
  2. (zoology) In the pupae of certain species of butterfly, a hook-shaped protuberance from the rear of the chrysalis casing, by which the caterpillar fixes itself to the pad of silk it has cemented to the underside of a perch.

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