HyperDic: xiphosurus_polyphemus

English > 1 sense of the expression Xiphosurus polyphemus:
NOUNanimalXiphosurus polyphemus, horseshoe crab, king crab, Limulus polyphemuslarge marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail
English > Xiphosurus polyphemus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaninglarge marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse.
Synonymshorseshoe crab, king crab, Limulus polyphemus
Member ofLimulus, genus Limulustype genus of the family Limulidae
Broaderarthropodinvertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
CatalanLimulus polyphemus

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