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antennule

[an-ten-yool] /ænˈtɛn yul/
noun, Zoology
1.
a small antenna, especially one of the foremost pair of a crustacean.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; antenn(a) + -ule
Related forms
antennular
[an-ten-yuh-ler] /ænˈtɛn yə lər/ (Show IPA),
antennulary
[an-ten-yuh-ler-ee] /ænˈtɛn yəˌlɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The observer depressed a switch of an event counter for each flick of one antennule.
  • antennule peduncle segment one nearly as long as segment three: segment two half as long as three.
British Dictionary definitions for antennule

antennule

/ænˈtɛnjuːl/
noun
1.
one of a pair of small mobile appendages on the heads of crustaceans in front of the antennae, usually having a sensory function
Word Origin
C19: from French, diminutive of antenna
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