maxillary palpus
; pl. -pi (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Small sensory organ arising from the maxilla, used to test quality of food; see labial palp.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Palpus — Pal pus, n.; pl. {Palpi}. [NL. See {Palp}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; as, the mandibular palpi, maxillary palpi, and labial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • labial palpus — pl. pi. 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) One of a pair of small feelerlike structures borne on the labium; see maxillary palp,. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) One of 4 structures (2 on each side of the mouth) derived from the velum by which the larva swims and… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • palp — Palpus Pal pus, n.; pl. {Palpi}. [NL. See {Palp}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; as, the mandibular palpi, maxillary palpi, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palpi — Palpus Pal pus, n.; pl. {Palpi}. [NL. See {Palp}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; as, the mandibular palpi, maxillary palpi, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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