[ air-uh-skep-see ]
/ ˈɛər əˌskɛp si /
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perception of atmospheric conditions, as the perception of odors by the antennae of insects.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also aer·o·scep·sis [air-oh-skep-sis]. /ˌɛər oʊˈskɛp sɪs/.
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Aeroscepsy: The faculty of observing atmospheric changes: supposed to be located in the antenna.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith