from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman mythology, the goddess who presided over childbirth, considered as a daughter of Jupiter and Juno, but frequently confused with Juno or with Diana. She corresponded more or less closely to the Greek goddes Eileithyia.
  • noun [N.L.] In zoology
  • noun The typical genus of Lucinidæ, having both lateral and cardinal teeth.
  • noun A genus of flies of the family Sciomyzidœ, containing two large gray European species resembling members of the genus Scatophaga.
  • noun A genus of orthopterous insects.


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