vi·bris·sa /vaɪˈbrɪsə, və-/
vi·bris·sa /vaɪˈbrɪsə, və-/ 名詞
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.
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)]