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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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It was very tight until the actual part of the match that mattered, then both went to pieces, England losing their last five wickets for buttons and Murray being spanked 6-1 in the fifth set.
It all went to pieces after Young's opener, though, as old defensive frailties resurfaced.
Then Matock walked up to the podium and thanked his mother, and Paula just about went to pieces.
Sadly, John Ukulele went to pieces in the sing-off.
13 against Nicole Vaidisova, but the fiery Russian went to pieces after losing the second set and it was Vaidisova who kept her head remarkably well in the decider.
Inside the opening 10 minutes we had six opportunities, but then from their first attack they score and we went to pieces, the like I have never seen before or want to see again," said Jewell.
But the turning point came in the eighth game of the third set when Roddick went to pieces on his own service and Gasquet broke back, remaining in control from then on.
Leon Andrews crossed for two tries for Cardiff who went to pieces in the second half.
Doncaster then went to pieces, conceding two own goals in as many minutes.
We definitely panicked - our skills went to pieces - but we have still got a lot to play for,'' he added.
He went to pieces in the end,"said Scanlon who, boxing for the Birmingham City club, goes forward to the next Midlands stage at Stoke on April 1.