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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vi·bris·sa /vaɪˈbrɪsə, və-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 vi·bris·sa /vaɪˈbrɪsə, və-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·bris·sa n.; pl. Vibrissae
 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.
 2. Zool. The bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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)]