Definition of micraesthete in US English:

micraesthete

(also micresthete)

noun

Zoology
  • In a chiton: any of the sensory structures found within micropores in the tegmentum of the valves.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Nottidge Moseley (1844–1891), naturalist. From micro- + ancient Greek αἰσθητής person who perceives, here used for ‘organ of sense’; see quot. 1885.

Pronunciation

micraesthete

/ˌmʌɪˈkriːsθiːt/