Limuli
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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • limuli — limu·li …   English syllables

  • limuli — noun see limulus 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • horsefoot — 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})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horseshoe crab — 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})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • king crab — 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})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limulus polyphemus — 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})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Molucca crab — 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})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limulus — noun (plural limuli) Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin limus oblique, transverse more at limen Date: 1837 horseshoe crab …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Microphallus — For the medical condition of having an unusually small penis, see micropenis. Microphallus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Platyhelminthes C …   Wikipedia

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