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.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...