sensillum

noun sen·sil·lum \ sen-ˈsi-ləm \
variants: or less commonly sensilla play \sen-ˈsi-lə\

Definition of sensillum

plural sensilla play \sen-ˈsi-lə\ also sensillae play \sen-ˈsi-(ˌ)lē\
:a simple epithelial sense organ of an invertebrate (such as an insect) usually in the form of a spine, plate, rod, cone, or peg that is composed of one or a few cells with a nerve connection

Origin and Etymology of sensillum

New Latin sensillum, diminutive of Medieval Latin sensus sense organ, from Latin, sense


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