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A sensillum is an arthropod sensory organ. It sticks out from the cuticle of the exoskeleton. It is sometimes found within or under the cuticle. Inside each sensillum there are two to three sensory neurons.[1]

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  1. Steinbrecht, Rudolf Alexander (2007-09-28). Bock, Gregory R.; Cardew, Gail (eds.). Novartis Foundation Symposia. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. pp. 158–183. doi:10.1002/9780470514948.ch13. ISBN 978-0-470-51494-8.