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English → English (WordNet) Definition: vibrissa vibrissa n : a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat [syn: whisker, sensory hair] [also: vibrissae (pl)]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Vibrissa Vibrissa \Vi*bris"sa\, n.; pl. Vibriss[ae]. [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.] 1. (Anat.) 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] 2. (Zo["o]l.) The bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds. [1913 Webster]


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