from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ichthyology, a genus of stromateoid fishes: same as Centrolophus.—.
  • noun In conchology, a genus of octopod cephalopods. Schneider, 1784.—
  • noun 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.

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