limulus

limulus

[lim-yuh-luhs]
noun, plural limuli [lim-yuh-lahy] .
a crab of the genus Limulus; horseshoe crab.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Limulus name of the genus, special use of Latin līmulus, diminutive of līmus sidelong, oblique; see -ule

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limulus (ˈlɪmjʊləs)
 
n , pl -li
any horseshoe crab of the genus Limulus, esp L. polyphemus
 
[C19: from New Latin (name of genus), from Latin līmus sidelong]

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