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limulus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limulus  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Limulus 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  family  Limulidae  [syn:  {Limulus},  {genus 
  Limulus}] 




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