palpus

[pal-puh s]
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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.

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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Related Words for palpus

antenna, hand, tentacle, finger, claw, whisker, barbel, vibrissa, palp, palpus

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