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palp

[ palp ]
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noun
a palpus.
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British Dictionary definitions for palp

palp

palpus (ˈpælpəs)

/ (pælp) /

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

Derived forms of palp

palpal, adjective

Word Origin for palp

C19: from French, from Latin palpus a touching
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Scientific definitions for palp

palp
[ pălp ]

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