Definitions for palpusˈpæl pəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•pus*ˈpæl pəs(n.)(pl.)-pi

  1. an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc.

    Category: Zoology

* (-pī)..

Origin of palpus:

1805–15; < NL; L palpus or palpum palm of the hand



  1. palpus(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Palpus(noun)

    a feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; as, the mandibular palpi, maxillary palpi, and labial palpi. The palpi of male spiders serve as sexual organs. Called also palp. See Illust. of Arthrogastra and Orthoptera

Anagrams of palpus

  1. slap-up


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