from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of small, bivalve, fresh-water Crustacea, belonging to the Ostracoda; also, a member of this genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of ostracodes, of the family Cyprididæ.


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  • Thus, as Fritz Müller has lately remarked, in the same group of crustaceans, Cypridina is furnished with a heart, whilst in two closely allied genera, namely Cypris and Cytherea, there is no such organ; one species of Cypridina has well-developed branchiæ, whilst another species is destitute of them.

    XIV. Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology-Embryology-Rudimentary Organs. Classification

  • "This Aphrodite is triumphant to be sure, for all who see her make haste to fly; she should be called Cypris the scatterer."

    The Emperor — Volume 02

  • Also called Cypris (the Cyprian) by the Greeks, the cult of her origin was thought to have been out of the east near Cyprus.

  • Cypris settlement, kentrogon formation and host invasion in the parasitic barnacle Lernaeodiscus porcellanae (Muller) (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala).

    Parasite Rex

  • Cypris ultrastructure, metamorphosis and sex in seven families of parasitic barnacles Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala.

    Parasite Rex

  • Take wine away and Cypris flies, and every other human joy is dead.

    The Bacchantes

  • Cypris is my witness that I have ever respected her maidenhood; she is still as though unwed.


  • Paris was all a sham, assigned to him by Cypris; but Cypris fain would mar thy homeward course, that she may not be convicted, or proved to have bought the palm of beauty at the price of Helen in a futile marriage.


  • Cypris be favourable to me! though in me she hath no part, and I will try to remain a maid alway.


  • First with the goddesses begin, and of the one, - and that one Cypris, - Crave permission to return unto thy country; and of Hera, that her goodwill may abide in the same quarter, even her scheme to save thee and thy husband.


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