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vibrio | vibrio comma | vibrio fetus | vibrion | vibrionic | vibrissa | vibrograph | vibroscope | viburnum | viburnum dentatum | viburnum lantana

vibrissa

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Noun
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vi=bris=sa

CIDE DICTIONARY

vibrissan. [L. vibrissae, pl., the hairs in the nostrils of man, fr. vibrare to vibrate; -- so called because touching them tickles a person, and causes him to shake his head.].
  •  One of the specialized or tactile hairs which grow about the nostrils, or on other parts of the face, in many animals, as the so-called whiskers of the cat, and the hairs of the nostrils of man.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds.  [1913 Webster]

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