In Roman mythology, the goddess whom presided over childbearing, considered as a daughter of Jupiter and Juno, but regularly mistaken for Juno or with Diana. She corresponded pretty much closely toward Greek goddes Eileithyia.
[N.L.] In zoology
the standard genus of Lucinidæ, having both lateral and cardinal teeth.
A genus of flies associated with household Sciomyzidœ, containing two large gray European types resembling members of the genus Scatophaga.