Pedipalp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pedipalp (Zoöl) One of the Pedipalpi.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pedipalp A maxillipalp, or maxillary palpus; the palp of an arachnidan. A pair of pedipalps is a characteristic feature of most arachnidans. They are borne on the head, in front of the usual four pairs of ambulatory legs. In scorpions and their allies, and also in the false scorpions, the pedipalps usually attain great size, and may be chelate or end in a pincer, like the large claw of a lobster. They are efficient tactile and prehensile organs. See cuts under Araneida, Pedipalpi, Phrynidæ, and scorpion.
    • n pedipalp A pedipalpate arachnidan.
    • pedipalp Of or pertaining to a pedipalpus; resembling a pedipalp. Also pedipalpal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pedipalp ped′i-palp a maxillipalp or maxillary palpus
    • adj Pedipalp pertaining to the same
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. pédipalpe,