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palpus

[ pal-puhs ]
/ ˈpæl pəs /
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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.
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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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