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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In classical mythology, the peculiarly shaped sword of Hermes, lent by him to Perseus, who with it cut off the head of Medusa.
  • n. In entomology, the inwardly projecting armature of the interior of the valves of the genital organs of lepidopterous insects.
  • n. [capitalized] In ichthyology, a genus of fishes.

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