vibrissa


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vibrissa

 [vi-bris´ah] (L.)
one of the hairs growing in the vestibule of the nose in humans or around the nose (muzzle) of an animal.

hairs of vestibule of nose

[TA]
one of the hairs growing at the nares, or vestibule of the nose.
Synonym(s): vibrissa [TA]

vibrissa

/vi·bris·sa/ (vi-bris´ah) [L.] a long coarse hair, such as those growing in the vestibule of the nose.

vibrissa

(vī-brĭs′ə, və-)
n. pl. vi·brissae (-brĭs′ē)
1. Any of the long stiff hairs that are located chiefly on the muzzle of most mammals and that function as tactile organs, as the whiskers of a cat.
2. One of several long modified feathers located at the sides of the mouth of insect-eating birds.

vi·bris·sa

, pl. vibrissae (vī-bris'ă, -ē) [TA]
One of the hairs growing at the nares, or vestibule of the nose.
[L. found only in pl. vibrissae, fr. vibro, to quiver]

vibrissa

or

whisker

any of the stiff sensitive hairs found around the mouth of mammals.

vibrissa

pl. vibrissae [L.]
1. one of the hairs growing on the skin that is reflected into nostrils and on the skin about the nose (muzzle) of an animal.
2. any large tactile hair.
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Vibrissa, and by default Minimus - Latin for smallest - belong to fort commander Flavius Cerialis, his wife Sulpicia Lepidina and their children - real characters we know about from the famous writing tablets unearthed in excavations at the fort.
Vibrissal angle relatively blunt, vibrissa strong and located at level of lower eye margin.
5 [micro]g) subcutaneously into the right vibrissa pad, using a 27 gauze needle.
Sequences from 38 terrestrial species and one marine species, Nia vibrissa, were drawn from earlier studies (13, 14).
Vibrissa long, strong, and inserted at level of lower facial margin; vibrissal angle weakly projected or not projected forward, at the midway between level of lower margin of eye and lower margin of gena.
Distributed representation of vibrissa movement in the upper layers of somatosensory cortex revealed with voltage-sensitive dyes.