palpus

noun pal·pus \ ˈpal-pəs \

Definition of palpus

plural palpi play \ˈpal-ˌpī, -(ˌ)pē\
:a segmented usually tactile or gustatory process on an arthropod mouthpart — see insect illustration

Origin and Etymology of palpus

New Latin, from Latin, caress, soft palm of the hand, from palpare


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