Vibrissae
Vibrissa Vi*bris"sa, n.; pl. {Vibriss[ae]}. [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.] 1. (Anat.) 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds. [1913 Webster]


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  • vibrissae — vi·bris·sae (vi brisґe) sing. vibrisґsa [L. pl. of vibrissa] 1. [TA] the hairs growing in the vestibular region of the nasal cavity. 2. long coarse hairs growing around the nose (muzzle) of an animal, as of the dog or cat …   Medical dictionary

  • vibrissae — n. stiff sensory hairs or whiskers on the face of a mammal (e.g. hairs in the nostrils of a human); bristly feathers near the beak of an insect eating bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vibrissae — [vʌɪ brɪsi:] plural noun Zoology long stiff hairs growing around the mouth or elsewhere on the face of many mammals; whiskers. ↘Ornithology coarse bristle like feathers growing around the gape of certain insectivorous birds that catch insects in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • vibrissae — The sensitive whiskers of a cat …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • vibrissae — n.pl. 1 stiff coarse hairs near the mouth of most mammals (e.g. a cat s whiskers) and in the human nostrils. 2 bristle like feathers near the mouth of insect eating birds. Etymology: L (as VIBRATE) …   Useful english dictionary

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