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  1. plural of palpus.
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[pal-puh s]
noun, plural pal·pi [pal-pahy] /ˈpæl paɪ/.
  1. an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc.
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Origin of palpus

1805–15; < New Latin, special use of Latin palpus a stroking, caress, palm of the hand; akin to feel
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  • Maxillary palpi: the first pair of palpi, borne on the maxilla.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Pselaphotheca: that part of the pupa which covers the palpi.

  • How much the palpi vary in these groups of insects is well known.

    Our Common Insects

    Alpheus Spring Packard

  • So close was she that I could see her palpi vibrating rapidly and continuously.

  • The ends of the palpi are large and covered with black hairs.