Clasp"er (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, clasps, as a tendril.

"The claspers of vines."

Derham.

2. Zool. (a)

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

(b)

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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