Origin of antennule

First recorded in 1835–45; antenn(a) + -ule
Related formsan·ten·nu·lar [an-ten-yuh-ler] /ænˈtɛn yə lər/, an·ten·nu·lar·y [an-ten-yuh-ler-ee] /ænˈtɛn yəˌlɛr i/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for antennule


  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 for antennule

C19: from French, diminutive of antenna
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