sensillum


sen·sil·lum

noun \sen-ˈsi-ləm\
plural sen·sil·la \-ˈsi-lə\ also sen·sil·lae\-ˈsi-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of SENSILLUM

:  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

sen·sil·lum also sen·sil·la \-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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