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n. pl. lim·u·li (-lī, -lē)
See horseshoe crab.
[Latin līmulus, sidelong (from its motion), diminutive of līmus.]
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Animals) any horseshoe crab of the genus Limulus, esp L. polyphemus
[C19: from New Latin (name of genus), from Latin līmus sidelong]
any of several large marine arthropods of the order Xiphosura, esp. Limulus polyphemus, of E North American shores, having a stiff tail and brown carapace curved like a horseshoe. Also called king crab.
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|Noun||1.||Limulus - type genus of the family Limulidae |
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods