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}) from the Atlantic coast of North America. Called also {Molucca crab}, {king crab}, {horseshoe crab}, and {horsefoot}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Limulus polyphemus — noun large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse • Syn: ↑horseshoe crab, ↑king crab, ↑Xiphosurus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Limulus polyphemus — Now renamed Xiphosura, though Limulus is still in common usage as a name. The king crab or horseshoe crab, found on the Atlantic coast of North America. It is more closely related to the arachnids than the crustacea, and horseshoe crabs are the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Limulus amebocyte lysate — (LAL) is an aqueous extract of blood cells (amoebocytes) from the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus . LAL reacts with bacterial endotoxin or lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which is a membrane component of Gram negative bacteria. This reaction is the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — Limule Limule …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Limulus — noun type genus of the family Limulidae • Syn: ↑genus Limulus • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Limulidae, ↑family Limulidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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