end-piece

end piece

a part of the spermatozoon consisting of an axoneme surrounded only by the flagellar membrane.
Synonym(s): end-piece

end-piece

(end'pēs)
The terminal part of the tail of a sperm consisting of the axoneme and the flagellar membrane.
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ARTISAN Master barrel-maker Jonathan Manby, one of only three brewery coopers in the country, shaves an end-piece for a cask.
The end-piece is fitted into a chuck and rotated at high speed.
The chuck is stopped as the end-piece is driven into the tube in a forging action.
Until Rockwell's successful development of friction welding at its stabilizer bar plant in Chatham, Ontario, crimping was the most popular method for attaching end-pieces to tubular bars.
The neutron guide system foresees exchangeable guide end-pieces for better focus of the neutron beam for various sample sizes.
The guide system shall also include exchangeable focusing guide end-pieces of a
While most of the company's 10 machines are 50-ton Dipronic control horizontal models, there is a 24-ton vertical configuration used for insert molding of products such as the end-pieces of electrosurgical cords.