plural of palpus. Unabridged


noun, plural palpi [pal-pahy] .
an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc.

1805–15; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin palpus a stroking, caress, palm of the hand; akin to feel Unabridged
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Posterior margins of palpi connected only fora short distance.
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