n.; pl. -pi [L. palpus, feeler]
adj. In Oligochaeta, one of a pair of elongate projections on the anal segment. b. In Polychaeta, one of a pair of projections on the sides of the head.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
a. In Arachnida, the segmented appendage of the pedipalp, excluding coxa and endite; simple in female, a reproductive organ in males. b. In Acari, paired appendage of segment 2, sensory in function; maybe up to 6 segments long.
3. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Cirripedia, oval, setose mandibular endopod attached to the mandible or to the lateral margin of the labium.
4. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)

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