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


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

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