antenna


antenna
n.; pl. -nae [L. antenna, feeler]
1. Analogous, unsegmented structures in mollusks, polychaete worms and rotifers.
2. (ARTHROPODA)
A movable sensory appendage of various arthropods; usually segmented and located on the head above the mouth parts; most arthropods bear antennae, although some are greatly reduced; missing in all arachnids.
3. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
The second antennae proper; the second pair of appendages posterior to antennules; primarily sensory in function, but often adapted for other functions; derived from appendages on primitive third preoral somite; postantennal appendages; no homologous appendage in insects; see antennua, antennule.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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