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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A family of irregular or exocyclic sea-urchins, typified by the genus Scutella; the shield-urchins, with flat, discoidal shell, often perforated or fissured, and with ramified grooves on the under side. See Echinarachnius, Mellita, sand-dollar, and cuts under cake-urchin and Encope. Also called Mellitidæ.


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