AskDefine | Define barbel

Dictionary Definition

barbel n : slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish [syn: feeler]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. fresh water fish



Extensive Definition

Barbel may refer to:

See also

  • Barbell - weight training equipment.
(Barbel) - Barbara Proctor

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antenna, barb, barbule, bristle, cat whisker, feeler, palp, palpus, setula, setule, striga, stubble, tactile cell, tactile corpuscle, tactile hair, tactile organ, tactile process, tactor, vibrissa
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