palpi

[pal-pahy]
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noun

plural of palpus.

Nearby words

  1. palpebral,
  2. palpebral artery,
  3. palpebral fissure,
  4. palpebrate,
  5. palpebronasal fold,
  6. palpitant,
  7. palpitate,
  8. palpitation,
  9. palpus,
  10. palsa

palpus

[pal-puh s]

noun, plural pal·pi [pal-pahy] /ˈpæl paɪ/.

an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc.

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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