pedipalp

noun ped·i·palp \ ˈpe-də-ˌpalp \

Definition of pedipalp

: either of the second pair of appendages of various arthropods (such as an arachnid or horseshoe crab) that lie on each side of the mouth and often perform a specialized function (such as grasping or feeling)
Note: Pedipalps are typically small and leglike in spiders, and large and pincerlike in scorpions.

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Origin and Etymology of pedipalp

New Latin pedipalpus, from ped-, pes foot + palpus palpus


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