from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the second pair of appendages near the mouth of a spider or other arachnid that are modified for various reproductive, predatory, or sensory functions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of a second pair of appendages, near the mouth of a spider, homologous to the mandibles in crustaceans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Pedipalpi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maxillipalp, or maxillary palpus; the palp of an arachnidan.
  • n. A pedipalpate arachnidan.
  • Of or pertaining to a pedipalpus; resembling a pedipalp. Also pedipalpal.


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