Definition of sensillum
plural sen·sil·la \-ˈsi-lə\ also sen·sil·laeplay \-ˈsi-(ˌ)lē\
: 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
Variants of sensillum
Origin of sensillum
New Latin sensillum, diminutive of Medieval Latin sensus sense organ, from Latin, sense
First Known Use: 1925
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