xiphosuran

horseshoe crab

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • xiphosuran — [zif΄ə soor′ən, zif΄ōsyoor′ən] n. [< Gr xiphos, sword + oura, tail: see URO 2] any of an order (Xiphosura) of arthropods made up of the horseshoe crabs and related extinct forms adj. of or pertaining to this order …   English World dictionary

  • xiphosuran — /zif euh soor euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Xiphosura, comprising the horseshoe crabs. n. 2. an arthropod of the order Xiphosura; a horseshoe crab. [1830 40; < NL Xiphosur(a) order name (irreg. < Gk xíphos sword + oura, neut …   Universalium

  • xiphosuran — 1. noun Any member of the order Xiphosura, including horseshoe crabs. 2. adjective Of or pertaining to the order Xiphosura …   Wiktionary

  • xiphosuran — xiph·os·uran …   English syllables

  • xiphosuran — /zɪfəˈsjurən/ (say zifuh syoohruhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the horseshoe crabs (order Xiphosura). –noun 2. a member of the order Xiphosura; a horseshoe crab. {New Latin Xiphosūra (irregularly from Greek xiphos sword + oura tail) + an} …   Australian English dictionary

  • xiphosuran — adjective or noun see xiphosura …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pseudoniscus — Temporal range: Silurian …   Wikipedia

  • xiph|o|sure — «ZIHF uh sur», noun. = xiphosuran. (Cf. ↑xiphosuran) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chelicerata — Temporal range: 445–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Thoracetron — is an entire plate formed by the fusion of opisthosomal tergites behind opercular tergite (free abdominal segments) in Xiphosura of the order Xiphosurida, being considered a synapomorphy for this order (Anderson Selden, 1997). The order… …   Wikipedia

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