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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hydrozoa, a mantle-rivet; one of the hard gristly processes which connect the base of a tentacle with the marginal ring, as of a narcomedusan.
  • n. The typical genus of Peroniid√¶. De Blainville, 1824. See onchidiid√¶.
  • n. 2. A genus of dipterous insects.
  • n. A corruption of peonia, which see.


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