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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. [NL., fem. sing.] A spurious genus of mites, the six-legged larval form of acarines of the family Trombidiidæ, retained as a distinctive name of this stage.
  • n. [NL., neut. pl.] In Cuvier's system of classification, a general name for those acalephs or medusæ which have no central mouth, no ramifications of the peduncle, and no cavities for the ovaries.

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  • The ` bird's beak '(No. 12) may have been a markedly aquiline nose; No. 13 was a case of astoma; and Nos. 14 and 15 were instances of stenosis or atresia of the anterior nares.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The 'bird's beak' (No. 12) may have been a markedly aquiline nose; No. 13 was a case of astoma; and Nos. 14 and 15 were instances of stenosis or atresia of the anterior nares.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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