limulus

[ lim-yuh-luh s ]
/ ˈlɪm yə ləs /
|

noun, plural lim·u·li [lim-yuh-lahy] /ˈlɪm yəˌlaɪ/.

a crab of the genus Limulus; horseshoe crab.

Nearby words

  1. limpidity,
  2. limpidly,
  3. limpkin,
  4. limpopo,
  5. limpsy,
  6. limulus-lysate test,
  7. limy,
  8. limón,
  9. limón, josé,
  10. lin

Origin of limulus

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for limulus


British Dictionary definitions for limulus

limulus

/ (ˈlɪmjʊləs) /

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

any horseshoe crab of the genus Limulus, esp L. polyphemus

Word Origin for limulus

C19: from New Latin (name of genus), from Latin līmus sidelong

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012