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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“Aeroscepsis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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