antennule

[ an-ten-yool ]
/ ænˈtɛn yul /

noun Zoology.

a small antenna, especially one of the foremost pair of a crustacean.

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Origin of antennule

First recorded in 1835–45; antenn(a) + -ule

OTHER WORDS FROM antennule

an·ten·nu·lar [an-ten-yuh-ler], /ænˈtɛn yə lər/, an·ten·nu·lar·y [an-ten-yuh-ler-ee], /ænˈtɛn yəˌlɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antennule

antennule
/ (ænˈtɛnjuːl) /

noun

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 for antennule

C19: from French, diminutive of antenna
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