Definition of limulus in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈlɪmjʊləs/

noun (plural limuli)

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'.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.