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- n. Any of the former genus Mygale of large, hairy trapdoor spiders with four lungs and four spinnerets, now distributed in Mygalomorphae
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Cuvierian genus of insectivorous quadrupeds, the desmans: later changed to Myogale or Myogalia.
- n. The leading genus formerly of the nowdisused family Mygalidæ.
Latin, mygale ("field mouse"), from Ancient Greek μυγαλῆ (mugale) (Wiktionary)