Xiphosuran meaning

zĭfə-so͝orən
Any of various arthropods of the order Xiphosura, having a long pointed telson extending from the rear of the abdomen. The order includes the horseshoe crabs and many extinct species.
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Any of an order (Xiphosura) of arthropods made up of the horseshoe crabs and related extinct forms.
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Of or pertaining to this order.
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(zoology) Any member of the order Xiphosura, including horseshoe crabs.
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(zoology) Of or pertaining to the order Xiphosura.
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Origin of xiphosuran

  • From New Latin Xiphosūra order name Greek xiphos sword Greek ourā tail ors- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Xiphosura.

    From Wiktionary