Definition of palp in English:

palp

(also palpus)

noun

Zoology
  • Each of a pair of elongated segmented appendages near the mouth of an arthropod, usually concerned with the senses of touch and taste.

    • ‘For the labial palpus and maxillary palpus we found, in general, a lower level in the amphigonic females.’
    • ‘The apex of the maxillary palpus expands ventrally into a flexible pad.’
    • ‘The courtship behavior of these males begins with circular rotations of the palpi (modified appendages beside the face).’
    antenna, tentacle, horn
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin palpus, from palpare to feel.

Pronunciation:

palp

/palp/