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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the horn-plate or horn-layer of the skin; the epidermis or cuticle: in the most general sense including all epidermal parts or structures, as horns, nails, hoofs, claws, etc.
  • n. [capitalized] In zoology:
  • n. A genus of bees, family Apidæ and subfamily Dasygastrinæ. C. dupla is an example.
  • n. A genus of arachnidans.
  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous plants belonging to the family Solanaceæ. See Solandra.


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