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aeroscepsy

[air-uh-skep-see] /ˈɛər əˌskɛp si/
noun, Zoology
1.
perception of atmospheric conditions, as the perception of odors by the antennae of insects.
Also, aeroscepsis
[air-oh-skep-sis] /ˌɛər oʊˈskɛp sɪs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1825-1835
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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