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lernean

lernean


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lernean  \Ler*ne"an\  (l[~e]r*n[=e]"an),  n.  [See  {Lern[ae]a}.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  a  family  ({Lern[ae]id[ae]})  of  parasitic  Crustacea 
  found  attached  to  fishes  and  other  marine  animals.  Some 
  species  penetrate  the  skin  and  flesh  with  the  elongated  head, 
  and  feed  on  the  viscera.  See  Illust.  in  Appendix.