Palpiform \Pal"pi*form\, a. [Palpus + -form: cf. F. palpiforme.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the form of a palpus. [1913 Webster]

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  • palpiform — adj. [L. palpus, feeler; forma, shape] Shaped like a palpus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • palpiform — pal·pi·form …   English syllables

  • palpiform — ˈpalpəˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: New Latin palpus + English iform : like a palpus …   Useful english dictionary

  • palp — 1. noun /pælp/ a) an appendage found near the mouth in invertebrates b) The fleshy part of a fingertip 2. verb /pælp/ To feel, to explore by touch See Also: palpability, palpable …   Wiktionary

  • palpate — 1. verb /ˈpælpeɪt/ to examine, or otherwise explore, (usually an area or organ of the human body) by feeling it I palpated his expired heart. Syn: touch 2. adjective /ˈpælpeɪt/ of palp, or having palp See Al …   Wiktionary

  • palpation — noun The act of feeling or pushing on various parts of a patient’s body to determine medical condition such as the normality of organs or the presence or absence of tumors, swelling, muscle tension, etc. See Also: palp, palpability, palpable,… …   Wiktionary

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