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vibrissa (s) (noun), vibrissae (pl)
1. A stiff hair or the stiff sinous hairs within the nostrils at the front part of the nares or snouts of many creatures: "The whiskers of cats are known as vibrissae."
2. Etymology: from Late Latin vibrissae, "nostril hairs"; from vibrare, "to vibrate" or "to move quickly" because touching them tickles."
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