palpus

[ pal-puh s ]
/ ˈpæl pəs /

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.

Nearby words

  1. palpebronasal fold,
  2. palpi,
  3. palpitant,
  4. palpitate,
  5. palpitation,
  6. palsa,
  7. palsgrave,
  8. palsgravine,
  9. palsied,
  10. palstaff

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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