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View synonyms for palp

palp

[ palp ]

noun

  1. a palpus.


palp

/ ˈpælpəs; pælp /

noun

  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


palp

/ pălp /

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˈpalpal, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of palp1

C19: from French, from Latin palpus a touching
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Example Sentences

The mandible has a two-jointed palp (Fig. 3), with numerous hairs along the outer margin.

First maxill (Fig. 7) two-jointed, palp and second joint armed with spines.

Behind this jaw is a short leg, formed like a walking leg, and known as the 'palp.'

Before the close of the Zoa condition a small and unjointed palp appears on the mandible.

The two rami of the mandibles are reduced to a simple palp, while the blade has assumed its full importance.

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