vibrissae


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vibrissae

(vī-brĭs′ē) vibrissa [L. vibrissa, that which shakes]
Stiff hairs within the nostrils at the anterior nares.

vibrissae (vī·briˑ·sā),

n pl the thick hairs which grow inside the nostrils to help keep large particles from entering the nasal passages.
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The eye blink reflex, vibrissae movement, and orientation of the vibrissae relative to the rostrocaudal axis of the animal were measured.
balteata (Lamb, 1917) and to Cogan's undescribed "species A", in that it shares the additional seta-like vibrissae.
Transplantation of olfactory mucosa minimizes axonal branching and promotes the recovery of vibrissae motor performance after facial nerve repair in rats.
9 length of frons; posterior orbital seta moderately strong, slightly shorter than outer vertical seta; flagellomere 1 yellow pruinose basally and along posterior margin, dark grey pruinose centrally and on anterior margin, arista with 10 or 11 long dorsal branches and 4 ventral branches in addition to terminal fork; gena narrow, eye height/genal height ratio: 12:1 (HT), silver pruinose, slightly darker beyond basal angle; vibrissae strongly developed; palpus pale brown.
3) The rarity of this disease can be explained by the protective functions provided by the ciliary action of the nasal mucosa, the bactericidal properties of the nasal secretions, and the protective mechanisms of the nasal vibrissae.
7 length of frons; posterior orbital seta moderately strong, marginally longer than outer vertical seta; postocellar setae markedly shorter than outer vertical seta; flagellomere 1 yellow pruinose basally, darker in apical half, slightly silver-grey pruinose, just over ca twice as long as wide, apex bluntly rounded, arista with 3-5 dorsal and 3 or 4 ventral branches in addition to terminal fork; vibrissae weak; gena narrow, eye height/genal height ratio: 9:1 (n = 1, N-T); palpus brown, brown microtrichose.