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aeroscepsy

[air-uh-skep-see]
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noun Zoology.
  1. perception of atmospheric conditions, as the perception of odors by the antennae of insects.
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Also aer·o·scep·sis [air-oh-skep-sis] /ˌɛər oʊˈskɛp sɪs/.

Origin of aeroscepsy

1825–35; aero- + -scepsy < Greek sképsis observation, perception, equivalent to skep- (stem of sképtesthai to observe, examine; cf. skeptic) + -sis -sis
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Historical Examples

  • Aeroscepsy: The faculty of observing atmospheric changes: supposed to be located in the antenna.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith