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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of phytophagous beetles of the family Crioceridæ, having the prothorax constricted.

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  • noun physiology, rare The secretion of the tarsal glands of the eye.

Etymologies

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First coined 1789, from Ancient Greek λήμη (lēmē, "a humour that gathers in the corner of the eye, rheum")

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