limulus definition

  • noun:
    • See horseshoe crab.
    • really the only present genus of Merostomata. It provides only some species from East Indies, and one (Limulus polyphemus) from Atlantic shore of the united states. Called in addition Molucca crab, king-crab, horseshoe crab, and horsefoot.
    • The representative genus of Limulid√¶.
    • [lowercase] Any crustacean for the genus Limulus.
    • type genus of this household Limulidae

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