from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of marine bivalves, related to the Limidæ and to the scallops, typified by the genus Spondylus; the thorn-oysters.
- 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.
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