aeroscepsis

noun

aero·​scep·​sis
ˌer-ō-ˈskep-səs
variants or less commonly aeroscepsy
ˈer-ō-ˌskep-sē
plural aeroscepses
ˌer-ō-ˈskep-(ˌ)sēz
also aeroscepsies
ˈer-ō-ˌskep-sēz
: the power possessed by certain animals of observing the quality of the air by means of special organs

Word History

Etymology

aeroscepsis, New Latin, from aer- + Greek skepsis perception, consideration; aeroscepsy, modification of New Latin aeroscepsis

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeroscepsis was in 1827

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“Aeroscepsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeroscepsis. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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