Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Latreille's system of classification, the second order of his Entomostraca, divided into two families, Xiphosura and Siphonosloma. It was a highly artificial group, including Limulus with numerous parasitic crustaceans, fish-lice, etc., as Argulus, Caliyus,. etc. Divested of these and restricted to the Xiphosura, the term is synonymous with Merostomata in one sense. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Originally, an artificial group including many parasitic Entomostraca, together with the horseshoe crabs (Limuloidea).
- n. By some recent writers applied to the Merostomata.
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