Definition of palp in English:


Syllabification: palp
Pronunciation: /palp


  • another term for palpus.
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    • 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.


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

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