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antennae


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antenna  \An*ten"na\,  n.;  pl  {Antenn[ae]}.  [L.  antenna 
  sail-yard;  NL.,  a  feeler,  horn  of  an  insect.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  movable,  articulated  organ  of  sensation,  attached  to  the 
  heads  of  insects  and  Crustacea.  There  are  two  in  the  former, 
  and  usually  four  in  the  latter.  They  are  used  as  organs  of 
  touch,  and  in  some  species  of  Crustacea  the  cavity  of  the  ear 
  is  situated  near  the  basal  joint.  In  insects,  they  are 
  popularly  called  horns,  and  also  feelers.  The  term  in  also 
  applied  to  similar  organs  on  the  heads  of  other  arthropods 
  and  of  annelids. 




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