pedipalp

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pedipalp (plural pedipalps)

  1. Either of a second pair of appendages, near the mouth of a spider, homologous to the mandibles in crustaceans.
    • 1950 Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
      The defensive movements, on the other hand, involve the whole of the pedipalp being drawn in towards the midline.