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Meaning of LIMULUS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  type genus of the family Limulidae
 

LIMULUS is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: genus Limulus
 
 See Also: arthropod genus, family Limulidae, horseshoe crab, king crab, Limulidae, Limulus polyphemus, Xiphosurus polyphemus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lim"u*lus\ (l[i^]m"[-u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. {Limuli}
(-l[imac]). [L., dim. of limus sidelong, askance.] (Zo["o]l.)
The only existing genus of Merostomata. It includes only a
few species from the East Indies, and one ({Limulus
polyphemus}) from the Atlantic coast of North America. Called
also {Molucca crab}, {king crab}, {horseshoe crab}, and
{horsefoot}.

 

 

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