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antennule

[an-ten-yool] /ænˈtɛn yul/
noun, Zoology.
1.
a small antenna, especially one of the foremost pair of a crustacean.
Origin of antennule
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; antenn(a) + -ule
Related forms
antennular
[an-ten-yuh-ler] /ænˈtɛn yə lər/ (Show IPA),
antennulary
[an-ten-yuh-ler-ee] /ænˈtɛn yəˌlɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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antennule

/ænˈtɛnjuːl/
noun
1.
one of a pair of small mobile appendages on the heads of crustaceans in front of the antennae, usually having a sensory function
Word Origin
C19: from French, diminutive of antenna
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