Xiphosuran Definition

zĭfə-so͝orən
noun
Any of an order (Xiphosura) of arthropods made up of the horseshoe crabs and related extinct forms.
Webster's New World
adjective
Of or pertaining to this order.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Xiphosuran

Noun

Singular:
xiphosuran
Plural:
xiphosurans

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

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