Palp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Palp pălp (Zoöl) Same as Palpus.
    • v. t Palp To have a distinct touch or feeling of; to feel. "To bring a palpèd darkness o'er the earth ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palp To feel; have a feeling of.
    • n palp A tactile organ; a feeler. See palpus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Palp palp a jointed sensiferous organ attached in pairs to the labium or maxilla of insects, and thus distinguished from antennæ, which are on the top of the head—also Pal′pus
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. palpare,: cf. F. palper,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. palpus—L. palpāre, to stroke.

Usage

In literature:

As an instance of this may be mentioned the mandibular palp of those Crustacea with zoaea larvae.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
He folded his razor neatly and with stroking palps of fingers felt the smooth skin.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Behind this jaw is a short leg, formed like a walking leg, and known as the 'palp.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Palp: a mouth feeler or palpus.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Your little heart may now palpitate in normal palps.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Over its mouth-palps was the cup of what must have been its oxygen mask.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
A second ramus, the "exopodite," often is also retained in the form of a palp or feeler.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
What is the use of the palps?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The mandibles are without palp.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
First maxillae also modified as piercers; maxillae of both pairs with distinct palps.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
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