Sensillum



noun, plural sensilla
[sen-sil-uh] /sɛnˈsɪl ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Zoology. a simple sense organ usually consisting of one or a few cells at the peripheral end of a sensory nerve fiber.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
1.
a sense organ in insects, typically consisting of a receptor organ in the integument connected to sensory neurons

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