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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In entomology, a family of phytophagous coleopterous insects, typified by the genus Spondylis, having deeply impressed sensitive surfaces of the antennæ, and the tarsi not dilated.
  • A family of marine bivalves, related to the Limidæ and to the scallops, typified by the genus Spondylus; the thorn-oysters.

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