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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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