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1 The pelvic fins of male sharks and rays, modified to serve as copulatory organs. See also Basilosaurus.

2 In the males of some insect species, structures at the tip of the abdomen that are used to hold the female during copulation.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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