noun see sensillum

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  • Sensilla — ( sg .= sensillum) are insect sensory organs protruding from the cuticle, or sometime lie within or beneath it. They are divided in chemical, mechanical, thermal and visual sensilla …   Wikipedia

  • sensilla — A modified seta found on the dactylus of the pereopods. It is similar to an aesthetasc, but has a heavier cuticle that is covered with many tiny lobes (often only visible in a scanning electron micrograph). (Pl. sensilla) [Wilson, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • sensilla — n.; pl. ae [L. sensus, sense] see sensillum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sensilla candelari — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In the fulgorid Pyrops folded sensory plaque organs having numerous bipolar neurons arranged in groups; may have evolved from a cluster of basiconic sensilla …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sensilla circumfila — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Thin walled chemoreceptors with pores on fine surface ridges of elaborately looped sensilla on the antennae of cecidomyids …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sensilla pouch — (NEMATA) An expansion of the amphidial tube, containing the sensory elements of the sensilla situated posterior to the amphidial pouch; fusus amphidialis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Campaniform sensilla — are mechanoreceptors found in insects. When the exoskeleton bends the resulting strain stimulates the sensilla. The displacement is transmitted down until it reaches the central nervous system. The term campaniform refers to the bell shape… …   Wikipedia

  • placoid sensilla — see sensillum placodeum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • slit sensilla — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, small pits lying just distal to the walking leg joints; insertions of the dendrites of the joint proprioceptors of Homarus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • styloconic sensilla — see sensillum styloconicum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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