from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to vibrissae


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • They focused on specialized pores called vibrissal crypts, which in other animals are located in hair follicles at the bottoms of their whiskers, allowing the animals to sense movement using their whiskers. Top headlines

  • According to Discover Magazine, researchers examined small pits on the dolphin's nose, or vibrissal crypts, and found them to be connected to a number of nerves that reach the dolphin's brain.

    Guiana Dolphins Can Sense Electricity, Study Says (VIDEO)


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.