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Aristotle's lantern
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noun
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Zoology
1.
a complex arrangement of muscles and calcareous teeth and plates forming an eversible organ in most echinoids, functioning in mastication.
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Aristotle's lantern
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so called from a reference by Aristotle to a sea urchin resembling in shape certain lanterns
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