Palp see palpuspalp

palpation n. [L. palpus, feeler] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The act of touching with labial or maxillary palps; serves as sensory probe or tactile signal to another insect.

palp foramen (ARTHRO: Crustacea) A small opening in the mandibular body.

palpifer n. [L. palpus, feeler; ferre, to carry] (ARTHRO: Insecta)

A small lobe of the maxillary stipes to which the maxillary palpus (palp) articulates. palpiferous a. see palpiger.

palpiform a. [L. palpus, feeler; forma, shape] Shaped like a palpus.

palpiger n. [L. palpus, feeler; gerere, to carry] (ARTHRO: In-secta) A lobe of the mentum of the labium that bears the palpus. see palpifer.

palpimacula n. [L. palpus, feeler; macula, spot] (ARTHRO: In-secta) A sensory area on the labial palps of certain insects.

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