Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Centetidæ, having long, highly specialized canines in both jaws, no external tail, and the pelage spiny.

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  • Now, if such close relations of homology can be brought about independently of any but the most remote genetic affinity, it would be rash to affirm dogmatically that there is any impossibility in the independent origin of such forms as centetes and solenodon, or of genetically distinct batrachians, as similar to each other as are some of the frogs of South

    On the Genesis of Species

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