- 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
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Examples from the Web for limulus
I do not know how far this system is represented in Limulus or Scorpio.
Let us first see how the blood is supplied to the gills in Limulus.
What, then, is the nature of the coxal gland in the scorpions and Limulus?
Of all these the only member alive at the present time is Limulus, or the King-Crab.
Linnus thought that the fossil trilobites were closely allied to the Limulus.The Ocean World:
- 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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