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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of brachiopods having a straight hinge-line, plicate shells, dorsal valve with from three to five septa, and a broad continuous brachidium divided into lobes by the septa. It occurs fossil in Mesozoic and Tertiary rocks, and also exists in present seas.

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  • n. the type genus of Argiopidae; small genus of orb-weaving spiders

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