Definition of Sensillum

1. Noun. Any of several sensory organs in some insects ¹



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Definition of Sensillum

1. a simple sense organ [n -LA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensillum

sensibler
sensibles
sensiblest
sensibly
sensical
sensically
sensifacient
sensiferous
sensific
sensificatory
sensify
sensigenous
sensile
sensilla
sensillae
sensillum (current term)
sensimeter
sensimilla
sensing
sensing element
sensings
sensism
sensisms
sensist
sensists
sensitisation
sensitisations
sensitise
sensitised
sensitised antigen

Literary usage of Sensillum

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"... the invagination is very deep so that the cone is far within the body-wall (Fig. 147, e) ; intergrades between this form and the more common sensillum ..."

2. Lightness: the Inevitable Renaissance of Minimum Energy Structures by Adriaan Beukers, Ed van Hinte (2005)
"The sensillum is integrated into the fibrous composite material which makes the exoskeleton of the insect in such a way that it can transmit displacements ..."

3. Entomology: With Special Reference to Its Biological and Economic Aspects by Justus Watson Folsom (1906)
"116-125, taken from a recent paper by Schenk, whose useful classification of antennal sensilla, or sense organs, is here outlined: 1. sensillum ..."

4. Entomology, with Special Reference to Its Ecological Aspects by Justus Watson Folsom (1922)
"118-127.—Types of antennal sensilla, in longitudinal section (excepting Figs. 121 and 122). Fig. 118, sensillum ..."

5. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections by Smithsonian Institution (1908)
"... capable of distinguishing between various degrees of atmospheric pressure, is believed to reside in certain sensory structures, like the sensillum ..."

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