palpus

palpus

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

Origin:
1805–15; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin palpus a stroking, caress, palm of the hand; akin to feel

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palp or palpus (pælp, ˈpælpəs)
 
n , pl palps, palpi
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
 
[C19: from French, from Latin palpus a touching]
 
palpus or palpus (pælp, ˈpælpəs, ˈpælpaɪ)
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from Latin palpus a touching]
 
'palpal or palpus
 
adj

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