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palp

Syllabification: palp
Pronunciation: /palp
 
/

Definition of palp in English:

noun

Another term for palpus.
Example sentences
  • In successful matings, the time of the first palpal insertion and which palp was inserted were noted.
  • Males were allowed only one palpal insertion with each mate as males are functionally sterile after each palp is used once, but sufficient sperm is transferred in a single copulation to fertilize all of the female's eggs.
  • At each change of palp he re-enters the start position and takes hold of the gift with his chelicerae.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin palpus, literally 'feeler'.

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