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synonyms for palpus

  • antenna
  • barbel
  • claw
  • finger
  • hand
  • tentacle
  • vibrissa
  • whisker
  • palp
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How to use palpus in a sentence

Near the root or base of the mandibles on each side is a jointed feeler, or palpus; but spiders have no antenn.
AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF THE MICROSCOPEJOHN WILLIAM GRIFFITH
The labium in Japyx is four-lobed and bears a small two-jointed palpus.
OUR COMMON INSECTSALPHEUS SPRING PACKARD
The palpus, too, on this side was turned back to correspond to the direction of the legs nearest it.
STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME 3 (OF 6)HAVELOCK ELLIS
Its true function appears to be that of an extra palpus or "feeler."
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, MARCH 1899VARIOUS
The palpus of the male (fig. 339) has large and complicated appendages at the end.
THE COMMON SPIDERS OF THE UNITED STATESJAMES HENRY EMERTON
The mouth-parts in this genus are much as in Tomocerus, the maxillæ ending in a lacinia and palpus.
OUR COMMON INSECTSALPHEUS SPRING PACKARD
When you touch him, he draws up slowly one leg after another, or moves a palpus feebly.
CHILDREN'S LITERATURECHARLES MADISON CURRY
The tarsus of the male palpus (fig. 356) is short and truncated, with its tube twisted in a circle around the end.
THE COMMON SPIDERS OF THE UNITED STATESJAMES HENRY EMERTON
In x-notata (fig. 435) the palpus is as long as the cephalothorax, and the tarsus and palpal organ small and round.
THE COMMON SPIDERS OF THE UNITED STATESJAMES HENRY EMERTON
In montana (fig. 435a) the palpus is still shorter, the tibia thicker, and the tarsus and palpal organ larger.
THE COMMON SPIDERS OF THE UNITED STATESJAMES HENRY EMERTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PALPUS

  • antenna
  • barbel
  • claw
  • finger
  • hand
  • palp
  • palpus
  • tentacle
  • vibrissa
  • whisker
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.