Definitions for vibrissavaɪˈbrɪs ə; -ˈbrɪs i

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. whisker, vibrissa, sensory hair(noun)

    a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat

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  1. vibrissa(Noun)

    Any of the tactile whiskers on the nose of an animal such as a cat

  2. vibrissa(Noun)

    Any similar feather near the mouth of some birds

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vibrissa(noun)

    one of the specialized or tactile hairs which grow about the nostrils, or on other parts of the face, in many animals, as the so-called whiskers of the cat, and the hairs of the nostrils of man

  2. Vibrissa(noun)

    the bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds

  3. Origin: [L. vibrissae, pl., the hairs in the nostrils of man, fr. vibrare to vibrate; -- so called because touching them tickles a person, and causes him to shake his head.]

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