from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The son of Zeus and the twin brother of Zethus, with whom he built a wall around Thebes by charming the stones into place with the music of his magical lyre.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A generic name introduced by Pander for trilobites characterized by their broad and short cephalon, 15 to 18 thoracic segments, and pygidial ribs extended into spines. These trilobites are of Silurian age.


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