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sensillum

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noun, sen·sil·lum \sen-ˈsi-ləm\

Definition of sensillum

plural sensilla \-ˈsi-lə\ also sensillaeplay \-ˈsi-(ˌ)lē\

  1. :  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

also sensilla play \-ˈsi-lə\

Origin of sensillum

New Latin sensillum, diminutive of Medieval Latin sensus sense organ, from Latin, sense


First Known Use: 1925


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