from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical and only genus of læmodipodous crustaceans of the family Cyamidæ; the whale-lice. Cyamus ceti has a broad flat body with a rudimentary abdomen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun a genus of whale lice.
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- noun whale lice
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These appendages he homologises with the seven pairs of legs of _Cyamus_, so that the first appendage in _Nymphon_ corresponds to the seventh appendage of _Cyamus_.
As his starting-point he takes _Cyamus_, which has antennæ (two pairs) and mouth parts (four pairs) as in many