Definition of Antennule

1. n. A small antenna; -- applied to the smaller pair of antennæ or feelers of Crustacea.



Definition of Antennule

1. Noun. (zoology) A small antenna ¹

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Definition of Antennule

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Medical Definition of Antennule

1. A small antenna; applied to the smaller pair of antennae or feelers of Crustacea. Origin: Dim. Of antenna. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antennule

antenati
antenicene
antenna
antennae
antennaed
antennal
antennaless
antennalike
antennapedia
antennapedia complex
antennary
antennas
antenniferous
antenniform
antennular
antennule (current term)
antennules
antennæ
antenuptial
anteorbital
antepaenultimate
antepartum
antepaschal
antepast
antepasts
antependia
antependium
antependiums
antepenult
antepenultima

Literary usage of Antennule

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1. Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891)
"thetic taste) is located in the antennule. I tried on a crayfish the following experiment: "When it was at rest at the bottom of its tank, ..."

2. The Crayfish: An Introduction to the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley (1880)
"Thus, while in all the preceding forms, the eye is situated nearest the middle line, and is most forward, while the antennule lies outside and behind it, ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of Zoology: Illustrated by the Crayfish by Thomas Henry Huxley (1891)
"Thus, while in all the preceding forms, the eye is situated nearest the middle line, and is most forward, while the antennule lies outside and behind it, ..."

4. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"All olfactory setae on end of antennule. Chydorus sphaericus (0. F. Miiller) 1785. ... Two olfactory setae on side of antennule Chydorus piger Sars 1862. ..."

5. A Monograph on the Isopods of North America by Harriet Richardson (1905)
"Peduncle of antennule as long as head, first joint stout, longer than other three ... "Antenna' about two-thirds as long as antennule*; peduncle short, ..."

6. Lessons in Elementary Biology by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1897)
"The prostomium bears eye-stalks and antennule:; : the first four metameres are fused with the prostomium to form the head, and bear the antennae, mandibles, ..."

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