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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of exocyclic or petalostichous echinoderms, or irregular sea-urchins, known as heart-urchins, having a rounded or oval form, very fine spines, and no fascioles. It includes the subfamilies Echinoneinæ and Nucleolinæ.
  • A family of proboscis-bearing pectinibranchiate gastropods, typified by the genus Cassidulus.


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