sensillum
also sensilla noun (plural sensilla; also sensillae) Etymology: New Latin sensillum, diminutive of Medieval Latin sensus sense organ, from Latin, sense Date: 1925 a simple epithelial sense organ of an invertebrate (as an insect) usually in the form of a spine, plate, rod, cone, or peg that is composed of one or a few cells with a nerve connection

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  • Sensillum — ist ein Begriff aus der Physiologie der Gliederfüßer und bezeichnet verschiedene Sinnesorgane zur Wahrnehmung chemischer, optischer oder mechanischer Reize. Dabei wird ein Sensillum immer aus einem Haar oder Poren und zwei Sinneszellen (Rezeptor) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sensillum — n.; pl. la [L. sensus, sense] 1. A receptor complex composed of a sense cell or units of sense cells plus associated structures: innervated hair, flat sensory plate, or sensory pit. 2. A small epithelial sense organ or nerve ending; a simple… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sensillum — /sen sil euhm/, n., pl. sensilla / leuh/. Zool. a simple sense organ usually consisting of one or a few cells at the peripheral end of a sensory nerve fiber. [ < NL (1895), equiv. to L sens , ptp. s. of sentire to SENSE + ilum dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • sensillum — noun Any of several sensory organs in some insects …   Wiktionary

  • Sensillum — Sen|sịl|le, die; , n, Sen|sịl|lum, das; s, ...la <meist Pl.> [nlat., zu lat. sensus, ↑Sensus] (Biol.): 1. aus mehreren Zellelementen bestehendes einfaches Sinnesorgan bei Gliederfüßern, das mit anderen zusammengeschlossen ein… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sensillum — [sɛn sɪləm] noun (plural sensilla sɛn sɪlə) Zoology (in some invertebrates) a simple sensory receptor consisting of a modified cell or cells of the cuticle or epidermis. Origin 1920s: mod. L., dimin. of L. sensus sense …   English new terms dictionary

  • sensillum — sen·sil·lum …   English syllables

  • sensillum — sen•sil•lum [[t]sɛnˈsɪl əm[/t]] n. pl. la ( lə). zool. a simple sense organ usu. consisting of one or a few cells at the peripheral end of a sensory nerve fiber • Etymology: < NL (1895) < L sēns(um), ptp. of sentīre to feel …   From formal English to slang

  • sensillum — /sɛnˈsɪləm/ (say sen siluhm) noun a very small, simple sense organ. {New Latin, diminutive of sensus sense} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sensillum —   n. (pl. la) simple sense organ consisting of one or a few receptor cells at the end of a nerve connection …   Dictionary of difficult words

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