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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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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.
Sharks boss Bryan Redpath made eight changes from the side that beat the Blues, but he saw his pack torn to pieces at the scrum.
We had, of course, hoped to see large pieces of aircraft wreckage, but as soon as we saw the severe underwater environment at Nikumaroro, we knew that we would be looking for debris from an airplane that had been torn to pieces 75 years ago," Ric Gillespie, executive director of TIGHAR, told (http://news.
The bomb was apparently planted on a parked motorcycle, which was torn to pieces by the blast.
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.
And cotton, silk, linen, papers, books are torn to pieces like proscribed words.