Meaning of ANTENNA in English

— antennal , adj.

/an ten"euh/ , n. , pl. antennas for 1, antennae /-ten"ee/ for 2.

1. a conductor by which electromagnetic waves are sent out or received, consisting commonly of a wire or set of wires; aerial.

2. Zool. one of the jointed, movable, sensory appendages occurring in pairs on the heads of insects and most other arthropods. See diag. under insect .

[ 1640-50; ]

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