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clasper

[′klasp·ər]
(vertebrate zoology)
A modified pelvic fin of male elasmobranchs and holocephalians used for the transmission of sperm.
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Peter Skelton QC, counsel for the coroner, read from the report compiled by a multi-disciplinary team drawn from the CBIS, including Prof Clasper, and Dr Cary.
Changes in plasma concentrations of T and P4 were recorded among the 3 observable developmental periods of clasper development (Fig.
Claspers on sides of hypandrium, proximal halves slender, elongate, each bearing mesally a directed outwards prong; distal halves outcurved, distally pointed, wider mesally (Fig.
Clasper said: "Performance in 2010 wasn't good enough.
(1994) and photographed by Nick Caloyianis (Pratt & Carrier 1995), showing only the distal end of a clasper inserted into the female.
HMRC chairman Mike Clasper said he had committed pounds 155m to improving security.
Since its takeover by Spanish company Ferrovial, BAA has lost a string of executives including chairman Marcus Agius, chief executive Mike Clasper and Heathrow chief executive Tony Douglas.
London's BAA now effectively under the control of the Spanish construction group Ferrovial, has lost the services of Mike Clasper, who has resigned.
Passenger traffic at BAA's UK airports was up 2.0% to 144.6 million, which chief executive Mike Clasper said was lower than expected due to a strike by British Airways ground staff at London's Heathrow Airport last summer, Reuters reported.
A circular was distributed to shareholders on May 3, in which BAA CEO Mike Clasper commented on BAA's future ambitions and advised: "don't sell your shares.