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pedipalp

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noun ped·i·palp \ˈpe-də-ˌpalp\

Definition of pedipalp

  1. :  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



Origin and Etymology of pedipalp

New Latin pedipalpus, from ped-, pes foot + palpus palpus


First Known Use: 1826


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