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  1. vibrissae(Noun)

    Plural form of vibrissa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vibrissae

    of Vibrissa

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vibrissae

    Stiff hairs projecting from the face around the nose of most mammals, acting as touch receptors.


  1. Whiskers

    Whiskers or vibrissae are a type of mammalian hair that are typically characterised, anatomically, by their large size, large and well-innervated hair follicle and by having an identifiable representation in the somatosensory cortex of the brain. They are specialised for tactile sensing. Vibrissae grow in various places on most mammals, including all primates except humans. In medicine, the term vibrissae also refers to the thick hairs found inside human nostrils.

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