[ sen-sil-uhm ]
/ sɛnˈsɪl əm /
noun, plural sen·sil·la [sen-sil-uh]. /sɛnˈsɪl ə/.
Zoology. a simple sense organ usually consisting of one or a few cells at the peripheral end of a sensory nerve fiber.
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Origin of sensillum
<New Latin (1895), equivalent to Latin sēns-, past participle stem of sentīre to sense + -ilum diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for sensillum
/ (sɛnˈsɪləm) /
noun plural -la (-lə)
a sense organ in insects, typically consisting of a receptor organ in the integument connected to sensory neurons
Word Origin for sensillum
New Latin, diminutive of Latin sensus sense (Middle Latin: sense organ)
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