Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and only genus of læmodipodous crustaceans of the family Cyamidæ; the whale-lice. Cyamus ceti has a broad flat body with a rudimentary abdomen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a genus of whale lice.
- n. whale lice
“These appendages he homologises with the seven pairs of legs of _Cyamus_, so that the first appendage in _Nymphon_ corresponds to the seventh appendage of _Cyamus_.”
“As his starting-point he takes _Cyamus_, which has antennæ (two pairs) and mouth parts (four pairs) as in many”
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