sensillum


sensillum

noun, plural sen·sil·la [sen-siluh] /sɛnˈsɪl ə/.

  1. Zoology. a simple sense organ usually consisting of one or a few cells at the peripheral end of a sensory nerve fiber.

noun plural -la (-lə)

  1. a sense organ in insects, typically consisting of a receptor organ in the integument connected to sensory neurons

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