noun, plural sensilla [sen-sil-uh] .
Zoology. a simple sense organ usually consisting of one or a few cells at the peripheral end of a sensory nerve fiber.

< Neo-Latin (1895), equivalent to Latin sēns-, past participle stem of sentīre to sense + -ilum diminutive suffix Unabridged
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sensillum (sɛnˈsɪləm)
n , pl -la
a sense organ in insects, typically consisting of a receptor organ in the integument connected to sensory neurons
[New Latin, diminutive of Latin sensus sense (Middle Latin: sense organ)]

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