Palpocil

Pal"po*cil

(?), n. [See Palpus, and Cilium.] (Zol.) A minute soft filamentary process springing from the surface of certain hydroids and sponges.
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Pal"pus

(?), n.;
pl. Palpi (#).
[NL. See Palp.] (Zol.) A feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; as, the mandibular palpi, maxillary palpi, and labial palpi. The palpi of male spiders serve as sexual organs. Called also palp. See Illust. of Arthrogastra and Orthoptera.
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