Tentaculum
Tentaculum Ten*tac"u*lum, n.; pl. {Tentacula}. [NL. See {Tentacle}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A tentacle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) One of the stiff hairs situated about the mouth, or on the face, of many animals, and supposed to be tactile organs; a tactile hair. [1913 Webster]


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