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palpus

[pal-puh s] /ˈpæl pəs/
noun, plural palpi
[pal-pahy] /ˈpæl paɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc.
Origin of palpus
1805-1815
1805-15; < New Latin, special use of Latin palpus a stroking, caress, palm of the hand; akin to feel
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