noun Etymology: New Latin pedipalpus, from ped-, pes foot + palpus palpus Date: 1826 either of the second pair of appendages of an arachnid (as a spider) that are borne near the mouth and are often modified for a special (as sensory) function

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  • Pedipalp — Ped i*palp, n. [Cf. F. p[ e]dipalpe.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Pedipalpi. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pedipalp — [ped′i palp΄] n. [ModL pedipalpus: see PEDI & PALPUS] either of the leglike second pair of appendages of spiders and other arachnids, variously developed for grasping, sensing, fertilizing, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Pedipalp — Thelyphonida, in dorsal view, with pedipalps highlighted in green …   Wikipedia

  • pedipalp — noun Either of a second pair of appendages, near the mouth of a spider, homologous to the mandibles in crustaceans. The defensive movements, on the other hand, involve the whole of the pedipalp being drawn in towards the midline …   Wiktionary

  • pedipalp — См. pedipalpus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pedipalp — pedipalpal, pedipalpate /ped euh pal payt/, adj. /ped euh palp /, n. 1. (in arachnids) one member of the usually longer pair of appendages immediately behind the chelicerae. 2. any member of the arachnid order Pedipalpida. [1820 30; < NL… …   Universalium

  • pedipalp — [ pɛdɪpalp, pi:dɪpalp] noun Zoology each of the second pair of appendages attached to the cephalothorax of most arachnids. Origin C19: from mod. L. pedipalpi (plural), from L. pes, ped foot + palpus palp …   English new terms dictionary

  • pedipalp — ped·i·palp …   English syllables

  • pedipalp — ped•i•palp [[t]ˈpɛd əˌpælp[/t]] n. ivt either of the pair of variously adapted appendages between the jaws and first walking legs of spiders and other arachnids • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL Pedipalpus. See pedi , palp …   From formal English to slang

  • pedipalp — /ˈpɛdipælp/ (say pedeepalp) noun the second paired appendage of an arachnid, sometimes used as a weapon or as an organ of touch for feeding …   Australian English dictionary

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