from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, a family of phytophagous tetramerous Coleoptera or beetles, having a rounded body, whence the name of the group, Cyclica, in which they were formerly ranged.
  • In conchology, a group of gastropod mollusks, typified by the genus Cassis, formerly referred to the Buccinidæ, now forming a separate family; the helmet-shells, or cameos.


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