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[lim-yuh-luh s] /ˈlɪm yə ləs/
noun, plural limuli
[lim-yuh-lahy] /ˈlɪm yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
a crab of the genus Limulus; horseshoe crab.
Origin of limulus
1830-40; < New Latin Limulus name of the genus, special use of Latin līmulus, diminutive of līmus sidelong, oblique; see -ule Unabridged
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noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
any horseshoe crab of the genus Limulus, esp L. polyphemus
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin (name of genus), from Latin līmus sidelong
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