aeroscepses

aeroscepsy

[air-uh-skep-see]
noun Zoology.
perception of atmospheric conditions, as the perception of odors by the antennae of insects.
Also, aeroscepsis [air-oh-skep-sis] .


Origin:
1825–35; aero- + -scepsy < Greek sképsis observation, perception, equivalent to skep- (stem of sképtesthai to observe, examine; cf. skeptic) + -sis -sis

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