a.1.(Zool.) Acritan.
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While the mixed Muslim and Christian descent of Digenes Acrites from the eleventh-century Byzantine protoromance was only signaled in his name, "Twyborn" (Beaton 1996:32-51), the child in The King of Tars terrifies the beholders with its carnal incompleteness and visible lack of any definable identity: