1. (in arachnids) one member of the usually longer pair of appendages immediately behind the chelicerae.
  2. any member of the arachnid order Pedipalpida.

Origin of pedipalp

From the New Latin word Pedipalpus, dating back to 1820–30. See pedi-, palp
Related formsped·i·pal·pal, ped·i·pal·pate [ped-uh-pal-peyt] /ˌpɛd əˈpæl peɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for pedipalp


  1. either member of the second pair of head appendages of arachnids: specialized for feeding, locomotion, etc

Word Origin for pedipalp

C19: from New Latin pedipalpi, from Latin pēs foot + palpus palp
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