[ pal-puhs ]
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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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