Xiphosura

plural noun

Xiph·​os·​ura
ˌzifəˈsu̇rə
: an order of arthropods comprising the horseshoe crabs and extinct related forms and usually including only the two recent genera Limulus (synonym Xiphosurus) with representatives along the American coast of the Atlantic and Tachypleus with species along the Asiatic coast of the Pacific
xiphosuran
¦⸗⸗¦su̇rən
adjective or noun
xiphosure
ˈ⸗⸗ˌsu̇(ə)r
noun
plural -s
xiphosurous
¦⸗⸗¦su̇rəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek xiphos sword + New Latin -ura

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“Xiphosura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xiphosura. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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