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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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Park led 23-6 at the break but went to pieces in the second half.
KATIE O'BRIEN lost her temper and her chance of a place in the second round after a marathon match against Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic The 23-year-old from Yorkshire, playing her third Grand Slam event of the year, led 3-1 in the deciding set but went to pieces as the world No.
They went to Old Trafford in the FA Cup and didn't play, then went to pieces after Eduardo's injury.
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.
But after Ian Little was stretchered off injured on the half hour mark they went to pieces as the opposition dominated.
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.