Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of ostracodes, of the family Cyprididæ. The species are among the numerous and varied forms of minute fresh-water crustaceans known as water-fleas, swarming in ditches, pools, and other stagnant waters. Their shells abound in a fossil state, in fresh-water strata, from the Carboniferous formation upward.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of small, bivalve, fresh-water Crustacea, belonging to the Ostracoda; also, a member of this genus.
“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.”
“This Aphrodite is triumphant to be sure, for all who see her make haste to fly; she should be called Cypris the scatterer.”
“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).”
“Cypris ultrastructure, metamorphosis and sex in seven families of parasitic barnacles Crustacea: Cirripedia: Rhizocephala.”
“Take wine away and Cypris flies, and every other human joy is dead.”
“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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