n. pl. [Gr. mikros, small; aisthetes, one who perceives]
(MOLLUSCA: Polyplacophora)
One or more small sensory organs, in the form of eyes, sometimes accompanying the megaesthetes; see aesthete.

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  • esthete — n. [Gr. aisthetes, perceiver] 1. Any invertebrate sense organ. 2. (ARTHROPODA) Usually applied as sensory nerve endings, but also used for sensory hairs and bristles. 3. (MOLLUSCA: Polyplacophora) Sensory organs terminating in the tegmentum; see… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • megalaesthetes — n. pl. [Gr. megas, large; aisthesis, sensation] (MOLLUSCA: Polyplacophora) Large sensory organs terminating in the tegmentum in the forms of eyes with cornea, lens, pigment layers, iris and retina; see micraesthetes …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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