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piece

 [pēs]
a part or portion.
end piece the terminal portion of the tail of the spermatozoon. See illustration at spermatozoon.
middle piece an anterior portion of the tail of the spermatozoon, between the neck and the anulus. See illustration at spermatozoon.
principal piece the main portion of the tail of a spermatozoon, beginning at the anulus and gradually tapering toward the end piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.

piece

(pēs),
A part or portion.
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Only sadistic people would want to chase after a fox with a pack of hounds, watch the terrified animal being caught and torn to pieces.
Renner encapsulates the heart and soul of a man in danger of being torn to pieces in the battle between professional pride and paternal love.
AS executions go, being torn to pieces by 120 specially starved dogs is horrific beyond belief.
Seven bodies among the victims have been identified but some other bodies were torn to pieces by the explosion," said Agouri, who was working at the checkpoint at the time but escaped injury.
North and South Korea are still technically at war anyway after their 1950-53 civil conflict ended with an armistice, not a treaty, which the North says it has since torn to pieces.
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Sobia Ahmed, prosecuting, said dogs played tug-of-war with one of the badgers before it was shot in the head and slung into undergrowth, while a pregnant badger was torn to pieces and bled to death.
The shopkeeper reportedly said 18 abayas were seized and torn to pieces.
By the time I had listened to people with 20 times my ability being torn to pieces, I felt utterly resigned and went on with not even a butterfly.
I was completely shocked when I saw so many dead bodies, some of them torn to pieces," he said.
She has been absolutely torn to pieces by what he has done to her.