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n. pl. pal·pi (-pī)
See palp.

[Latin, a toweling, the soft palm of the hand; see palp.]


(ˈpæl pəs)

n., pl. -pi (-pī).
an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc.
[1805–15; < New Latin; Latin palpus or palpum palm of the hand]
palp′al, adj.
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Brevipalpus yothersi female - ventral view of anal and genital regions (a), spermatheca (b), dorsal seta on palp femorogenu (c), distal part of palpus (d).
Outer maxillipeds placed nearly longitudinally; merus and ischium fused, a demarcation line sometimes visible between them; palpus three segmented, carpus slightly longer than subtrapezoidal propodus, dactylus articulated disto-medially on ventral margin of subtrapezoidal propodus, overreaching it considerably.
Labrum long-attenuate with two pairs of ventral setae; labella hemispherical, each with some lateral setae and two pairs of short setae; palpus with four segments: 1st segment shortest, globose as long as wide, 2nd-4th segments cylindrical, 2nd segment widest, 1.
Inner face of the third antennal segment dark brown; palpus yellowish with dark distal region; gena with lower half blackish and upper half pale brown.
n of right hind leg, Mx4: length of fourth palpo mere of right maxillary palpus, IO, D and d: minimum distance between compound eyes, antero-posterior diameter and transverse diameter of right compound eye, respectively, PO: d/D.
The palpus was destroyed in the process of slide preparation.
Palpus brownish yellow and triangulate (obtuse scalene shape) (Fig.
Head: Arista bare; clypeus strongly convex, entirely microsetulose; palpus parallelsided, densely microsetulose, with a few small setulae, but lacking outstanding setae; lower frons flat, projecting slightly anterior to eyes, supra-antennal shelf distinct; frontal vitta with small, elevated area restricted to upper 1/2; lower 1/2 of frons flat with straight margin; 2 pairs of fronto-orbital setae, posterior pair usually at or behind level of ocelli.
Cardo reduced; stipes prominent, trapezoidal with two prominent falcate medial sensilla; galea finger-like, approximately 1/3 the length of palpomere (MP) 1; palpus length, excluding palpifer.