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sensillum, sensilla

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (S)
No Taxon sensillum, sensilla
Explanation of Names
New Latin sensillum, diminutive of Medieval Latin sensus sense organ, from Latin, sense. Plural: sensilla.
Identification
A simple epithelial sense organ of an invertebrate (as an insect) usually in the form of a spine, plate, rod, cone, or peg that is composed of one or a few cells with a nerve connection
Internet References
Wikimedia Commons. Several types of sensilla.