Definition of limulus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlimyələs/

noun (plural limuli /-ˌlī/ /-ˌlē/)

An arthropod of a genus that comprises the North American horseshoe crab and its extinct relatives.
  • Genus Limulus, class Merostomata.


Modern Latin, from Latin limulus 'somewhat oblique', from limus 'oblique'.

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Syllabification: lim·u·lus

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