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noun, plural Her·a·cli·dae [her-uh-klahy-dee] /ˌhɛr əˈklaɪ di/.
  1. a person claiming descent from Hercules, especially one of the Dorian aristocracy of Sparta.
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Related formsHer·a·cli·dan [her-uh-klahyd-n] /ˌhɛr əˈklaɪd n/, adjective
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noun plural Heraclidae or Heraklidae (ˌhɛrəˈklaɪdiː)
  1. any person claiming descent from Hercules, esp one of the Dorian aristocrats of Sparta
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Derived FormsHeraclidan or Heraklidan (ˌhɛrəˈklaɪdən), adjective
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