pedipalp

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noun ped·i·palp \ˈpe-də-ˌpalp\

Definition of pedipalp

  1. :  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) Pedipalps are typically small and leglike in spiders, and large and pincerlike in scorpions.

Origin and Etymology of pedipalp

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


First Known Use: 1826


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