- (zoology) an appendage found near the mouth in invertebrates
- The fleshy part of a fingertip
- 1922: He folded his razor neatly and with stroking palps of fingers felt the smooth skin. " James Joyce, Ulysses
- To feel, to explore by touch
Etymology: From palpe, palpus
- 1957: his skull looks palped and sucked down " Lawrence Durrell, Justine
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