palp

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Related Words for palp

antenna, hand, tentacle, finger, claw, whisker, barbel, vibrissa, palp, palpus

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British Dictionary definitions for palp

palp

palpus (ˈpælpəs)

noun plural palps or palpi (ˈpælpaɪ)
  1. either of a pair of sensory appendages that arise from the mouthparts of crustaceans and insects
  2. either of a pair of tactile organs arising from the head or anterior end of certain annelids and molluscs
Derived Formspalpal, adjective

Word Origin for palp

C19: from French, from Latin palpus a touching
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Word Origin and History for palp
n.

"feeler," 1842, from French palpe, from Latin palpus "feeler," related to palpare "to touch, feel" (see feel (v.)).

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palp in Science

palp

[pălp]
  1. A segmented organ extending from the mouthparts of arthropods, used for touch or taste. Also called palpus
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