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  • n. A parasite of the genus Sacculina.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cirripeds of the division Rhizocephala, type of a family Sacculinidæ. The species are parasitic upon crabs. See cut under Rhizocephala.
  • n. [lowercase] A species of this genus.


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  • Actually more of a barnacle with a parasitic bent, the sacculina starts out life as a weensy, free-floating organism, swimming about the seas.

    Boing Boing

  • Although she spends her early life footloose and fancy-free, what the female sacculina really wants is to meet a nice crab and settle down.

    Boing Boing

  • You (hopefully) can't inject the gooey center of yourself into your neighbor and take over his brain, but you can take the story of the sacculina as a parable showing you how mooching should be done.

    Boing Boing


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