palpus
noun (plural palpi) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, caress, soft palm of the hand, from palpare Date: 1813 a segmented usually tactile or gustatory process on an arthropod mouthpart — see insect illustration

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  • palpus — [pal′pəs] n. pl. palpi [pal′pī΄] [ModL < L palpus, the soft palm of the hand, akin to palpare: see PALPABLE] 1. a jointed organ or feeler for touching or tasting, attached to one of the head appendages of insects, lobsters, etc. 2. a fleshy,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Palpus — Schematische Darstellung der Palpi (jeweils rot) bei: A Anopheles, B Heuschrecke, C Floh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • palpus — /pal peuhs/, n., pl. palpi / puy/. an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc. See diag. under insect. [1805 15; < NL, special use of L palpus a stroking, caress, palm of the hand; akin to… …   Universalium

  • Palpus — Pạl|pus, der; , Palpi u. Palpen [lat. palpus = Klopfer] (Zool.): bes. dem Tasten dienender Anhang am Kopf verschiedener Wirbelloser …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Palpus — Pal|pus der; , Plur. Palpi u. Palpen <aus lat. palpus »Klopfer«> bes. dem Tasten dienender Anhang am Kopf verschiedener Wirbelloser (Zool.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • palpus — pal•pus [[t]ˈpæl pəs[/t]] n. pl. pi ( pī). zool. an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc • Etymology: 1805–15; < NL; L palpus or palpum palm of the hand palp′al, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • palpus — См. palp …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • palpus — noun palp …   Wiktionary

  • palpus — Oval setose mandibular endopod of cirripeds, attached directly to mandible (Acrothoracica) or to lateral margin of labrum (Thoracica) [Moore and McCormick, 1969] …   Crustacea glossary

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