from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A simple sensory receptor consisting of one cell or a few cells, especially a hairlike epithelial cell projecting through the cuticle of arthropods.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several sensory organs in some insects
New Latin sēnsillum, diminutive of Latin sēnsus, sense; see sense.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)