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ˈklæs pər, ˈklɑ spərclasper

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  1. clasper(Noun)

    Anything that clasps

  2. clasper(Noun)

    Any of several appendages, in insects, crustacea and fish, that are used to clasp the female during copulation

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  1. Clasper(noun)

    one who, or that which, clasps, as a tendril

  2. Clasper(noun)

    one of a pair of organs used by the male for grasping the female among many of the Crustacea

  3. Clasper(noun)

    one of a pair of male copulatory organs, developed on the anterior side of the ventral fins of sharks and other elasmobranchs. See Illust. of Chimaera


  1. Clasper

    In biology, a clasper is a male anatomical structure found some groups of animals, used in mating. Male cartilaginous fish have claspers formed from the posterior portion of their pelvic fin which serve as intromittent organs used to channel semen into the female's cloaca during mating. The act of mating in some fish including sharks usually includes one of the claspers raised to allow water into the siphon through a specific orifice. The clasper is then inserted into the vagina, where it opens like an umbrella to anchor its position. The siphon then begins to contract expelling water and sperm. Male chimaeras have cephalic claspers on their heads, which are thought to aid in holding the female during mating. In entomology, it is a structure in male insects that is used to hold the female during copulation.

Anagrams for clasper »

  1. scalper

  2. placers

  3. parcels

  4. reclasp

  5. carpels

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clasper in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clasper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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