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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The free-swimming, hat-shaped larva of certain nemertean worms. It has no resemblance to its parent, and the young worm develops in its interior.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A generic name given to the larvæ of rhynchocœle tur-bellarians, or nemertean worms, under the impression that they are distinct animals.
  • n. In conchology, a genus of false limpets of the family Acmæidæ.
  • n. [lowercase] In botany, a hemispherical apothecium in certain lichens.


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