tactile hair


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tactile hair

n.
Sensory hair, such as that of an insect, that responds to pressure or touch.

tactile hair

A hair or hair-like structure that is highly sensitive to pressure or touch. Tactile hairs cover the bodies of most insects and are found in many mammals, especially as whiskers.
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Tactile hair: (Vibrissae): Whiskers only found on animals.
The slender trichobothrium (Tr) arises vertically from a prominent socket; the stronger tactile hair (T) emerges obliquely from a less-developed socket.
40 day-old fetuses: Optical vesicles had pigmented retina and no eyelashes, prominent ears, formed nostrils, with the presence of small tactile hairs in the nasal region, open mouth with lip filter and lateral lip commissures.