Xiphosura meaning

A taxonomic order within the class Merostomata — distinguished from all other chelicerates by having compound eyes. The only living xiphosurans are the horseshoe crabs.
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Origin of xiphosura

  • From Ancient Greek ξίφος (xiphos, “sword”) and οὐρά (oura, “tail”), in reference to the long, slender, stiff tail of the horseshoe crab.
    From Wiktionary