Aristotle's lantern
Aristotle's lantern Ar"is*to`tle's lan"tern (Zo["o]l.) The five united jaws and accessory ossicles of certain sea urchins. [1913 Webster]

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  • aristotle's lantern — noun Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: lantern, translation of Greek lamptēr; from a passage in Aristotle where the shape of a sea urchin is said to resemble the frame of a lantern : the protrusible 5 sided masticatory apparatus of a sea… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aristotle's lantern — (ECHINODERMATA: Echinoidea) A complicated masticating apparatus consisting of several ossicles surrounding the mouth of sea urchins; called Aristotle s lantern because it resembles an early Greek lantern …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Aristotle's lantern — Zool. a complex arrangement of muscles and calcareous teeth and plates forming an eversible organ in most echinoids, functioning in mastication. [so called from a reference by Aristotle to a sea urchin resembling in shape certain lanterns] * * * …   Universalium

  • Aristotle’s Lantern — sea urchin mouth parts …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Aristotle's lantern — [ arɪstɒt(ə)lz] noun Zoology a conical structure of calcareous plates and muscles supporting the teeth of a sea urchin …   English new terms dictionary

  • Aristotle's lantern —   Niho …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Lantern — Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lantern brass — Lantern Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lantern jaws — Lantern Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lantern pinion — Lantern Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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