antennule

[an-ten-yool]
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noun Zoology.

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

Nearby words

  1. antennal gland,
  2. antennary,
  3. antennas,
  4. antennate,
  5. antennifer,
  6. antenumber,
  7. antenuptial,
  8. antenuptial marriage contract,
  9. anteorbital,
  10. antepartum

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

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British Dictionary definitions for antennule

antennule

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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