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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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.
Male frons narrow, frontal vitta brown to black, with longitudinal crinkle, fronto-orbital plate and parafacial with gleamy yellowish-white and silver pruinosity, all with small hairs, fronto-orbital plate with transverse strip, parafacial and gena broad, frontal angle and vibrissa angle all projecting, gena about 1/2 of eye in height, antenna scape and pedicel red-brown to black, most of first flagellomere red-brown, first flagellomere at least 2.