variants or less commonly aeroscepsy
plural aeroscepses
also aeroscepsies
: the power possessed by certain animals of observing the quality of the air by means of special organs

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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