Murices
Murex Mu"rex, prop. n.; pl. {Murices}. [L., the purple fish.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine gastropods, having rough, and frequently spinose, shells, which are often highly colored inside; the rock shells. They abound in tropical seas. [1913 Webster]

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  • MURICES — aliô nomine triboli, seu tribuli dicti, machinulae ferreae tetragonae erant, aculeis exstantibus infestae quae spargi solebant adversus eruptiones hostiles. Io. Rosin. Antiqq. Rom. l. 10. c. 17. Hos in terram defodit Darius, qua alexandrum hostem …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • murices — pl. of murex …   Useful english dictionary

  • murices — Rhachiglossa Rhach i*glos sa, n. pl. [NL. See {Rhachis}, and {Glossa}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of marine gastropods having a retractile proboscis and three longitudinal rows of teeth on the radula. It includes many of the large ornamental shells,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • murices — mu·ri·ces (myo͝orʹĭ sēz ) n. A plural of murex. * * * …   Universalium

  • murices — mjÊŠreks / mjÊŠÉ™r n. any gastropod of the genus Murex (located in tropical seas); type of shell which is used as a trumpet; purplish red color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • murice — {{hw}}{{murice}}{{/hw}}s. m. Mollusco marino dei Gasteropodi con conchiglia robusta, rugosa, fornita di spine …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • MUREX — apud Martial. l. 5. Epigr. 24. Non nisi vel cocci madidâ, vel murice tinctâ Veste nites Et l. 13. Epigr. 87. cuius titul. Murices, Sanguine de nostro tinctas ingrate lacernas Induis, et, non est hoc satis, esca sumus. piscis seu conchae genus est …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Ombligo — (Del lat. umbilicus.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 ANATOMÍA Cicatriz redonda que se forma en el vientre después de desprenderse el cordón umbilical. 2 ANATOMÍA Cordón que une el vientre del feto a la placenta: ■ la enfermera procedió a cortar el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ombligo — (Del lat. umbilīcus). 1. m. Cicatriz redonda que queda en medio del vientre, después de romperse y secarse el cordón umbilical. 2. cordón umbilical. 3. Medio o centro de cualquier cosa. ombligo de Venus. m. Planta herbácea anual de la familia de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • miters — Rhachiglossa Rhach i*glos sa, n. pl. [NL. See {Rhachis}, and {Glossa}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of marine gastropods having a retractile proboscis and three longitudinal rows of teeth on the radula. It includes many of the large ornamental shells,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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