palpulus

noun
pal·pu·lus | \ˈpalpyələs\
plural palpuli\-ˌlī, -ˌlē \

Definition of palpulus 

: a small palpus specifically : one of the maxillary palpi of a butterfly or moth

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History and Etymology for palpulus

New Latin, diminutive of palpus

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