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piece

1. a length by which a commodity is sold, esp cloth, wallpaper, etc.
2. a literary, musical, or artistic composition
3. a coin having a value as specified
4. a small object, often individually shaped and designed, used in playing certain games, esp board games
5. any chessman other than a pawn
6. Austral and NZ fragments of fleece wool

piece

[pēs]
(ordnance)
An artillery weapon, a machine gun, a rifle, or any firearm.
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purpuratus is differentiated in an acrosome in the anterior part of the head, an oval head, the middle piece conformed by four mitochondrias (being evident as convex small projections) and a posterior tail (Fig.
It appears that each spermatozoon possesses a short round head, few mitochondria and underdeveloped middle piece.
The "9+9+2" arrangement of the middle piece is enwrapped with a mitochondrial mantle and a fibrous sheath outside.
The middle piece should be cut into two pieces, beginning at a point just below the tenderloin muscle and cutting to the chine bone at the front end.
But the jewel in the crown of this triple bill is the middle piece - In the Upper Room by the American choreographer Twyla Tharp.