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palp

[palp] /pælp/
noun
1.
a palpus.
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  • The right outer labial palp was cutoff to expose the esophagus.
British Dictionary definitions for palp

palp

/pælp/
noun (pl) palps, palpi (ˈpælpaɪ)
1.
either of a pair of sensory appendages that arise from the mouthparts of crustaceans and insects
2.
either of a pair of tactile organs arising from the head or anterior end of certain annelids and molluscs
Derived Forms
palpal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin palpus a touching
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Word Origin and History for palp
n.

"feeler," 1842, from French palpe, from Latin palpus "feeler," related to palpare "to touch, feel" (see feel (v.)).

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palp in Science
palp
  (pālp)   
A segmented organ extending from the mouthparts of arthropods, used for touch or taste. Also called palpus.
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