: a large cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Parthenopidae) of spider crabs with well-formed orbits and enlarged chelipeds

Word History


New Latin, from Latin Parthenope, siren worshiped in Naples in ancient times, from Greek Parthenopē

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“Parthenope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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