from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ichthyology, a genus of stromateoid fishes: same as Centrolophus.—.
- n. In conchology, a genus of octopod cephalopods. Schneider, 1784.—
- n. In entomology, the typical genus of Pompilidæ, founded by Fabricius in 1798.
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The Epeira, therefore, is versed in the geometric secrets of the Ammonite and the _Nautilus pompilus_; she uses, in a simpler form, the logarithmic line dear to the Snail.