< /ˈsɜr saɪ, ˈkɛr ki/.
- one of a pair of appendages at the rear of the abdomen of certain insects and other arthropods, serving as tactile organs.
- of or relating to a tail
- of or relating to the cerci
noun plural -ci (-siː)
- one of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some insects and other arthropods
n. pl. cer•ci (sûr′sī, -kī)
- A stiff hairlike structure.
- Either of a pair of terminal, dorsolateral sensory appendages of certain insects, such as the female mosquito.