aeroscepsy

aeroscepsy
/air"euh skep'see/, n. Zool.
perception of atmospheric conditions, as the perception of odors by the antennae of insects.
Also, aeroscepsis /air'oh skep"sis/.
[1825-35; AERO- + -scepsy < Gk sképsis observation, perception, equiv. to skep- (s. of sképtesthai to observe, examine; cf. SKEPTIC) + -sis -SIS]

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  • aeroscepsy — n. [Gr. aer, air; skepsis, observe] The theoretical power possessed by certain organisms of observing the quality of air by means of special sense organs …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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