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 \

Definition of aeroscepsis 

: the power possessed by certain animals of observing the quality of the air by means of special organs

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First Known Use of aeroscepsis

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeroscepsis

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

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