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


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