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)


  • Long sensillum is highly efficient directional end aperature antenna and has 4x amplification.

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  • To test whether Go dependent signaling is involved in mediating olfactory responses in Drosophila, we analyzed electroantennogram and single-sensillum recordings from flies that conditionally express pertussis toxin, a specific inhibitor of Go in Drosophila.

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