Definition of Vibrissa

1. Noun. A long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat.

Exact synonyms: Sensory Hair, Whisker
Generic synonyms: Hair
Derivative terms: Whisker, Whiskery



Definition of Vibrissa

1. n. One of the specialized or tactile hairs which grow about the nostrils, or on other parts of the face, in many animals, as the so-called whiskers of the cat, and the hairs of the nostrils of man.

2. n. One of the specialized or tactile hairs which grow about the nostrils, or on other parts of the face, in many animals, as the so-called whiskers of the cat, and the hairs of the nostrils of man.

Definition of Vibrissa

1. Noun. Any of the tactile whiskers on the nose of an animal such as a cat ¹

2. Noun. Any similar feather near the mouth of some birds ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vibrissa

1. one of the stiff hairs growing about the mouth of certain mammals [n -SAE]

Medical Definition of Vibrissa

1. 1. One of the specialized or tactile hairs which grow about the nostrils, or on other parts of the face, in many animals, as the so-called whiskers of the cat, and the hairs of the nostrils of man. 2. The bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds. Origin: L. Vibrissae, pl, the hairs in the nostrils of man, fr. Vibrare to vibrate; so called because touching them tickles a person, and causes him to shake his head. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vibrissa

vibratos
vibrio
vibrio infections
vibrioception
vibrioid
vibrion
vibrion septique
vibrionaceae
vibrionic
vibrionic abortion
vibrions
vibrios
vibrioses
vibriosis
vibrissa (current term)
vibrissae
vibrissal
vibrocardiogram
vibrograph
vibrometer
vibrometers
vibrometry
vibron
vibronic
vibroscope
vibroscopes
vibrotactile
vibrotaction

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