Definition of Argonauta

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Argonautidae: paper nautilus.

Exact synonyms: Genus Argonauta
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Argonautidae, Family Argonautidae
Member holonyms: Argonaut, Argonauta Argo, Nautilus, Paper Nautilus



Definition of Argonauta

1. n. A genus of Cephalopoda. The shell is called paper nautilus or paper sailor.

Medical Definition of Argonauta

1. A genus of Cephalopoda. The shell is called paper nautilus or paper sailor. The animal has much resemblance to an Octopus. It has eight arms, two of which are expanded at the end and clasp the shell, but are never elevated in the air for sails as was formerly supposed. The creature swims beneath the surface by means of a jet of water, like other cephalopods. The male has no shell, and is much smaller than the female. See Hectocotylus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Argonauta

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argled
argles
argling
argo
argoile
argol
argoletier
argoletiers
argols
argon
argon-36
argon-38
argon-40
argonaut
argonauta (current term)
argonaute
argonautes
argonauts
argonon
argons
argopelter
argosies
argosy
argot
argotic
argots
arguability
arguable
arguably

Literary usage of Argonauta

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1. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"(e) argonauta. argonauta, in its development, also closely agrees with the forms hitherto considered. ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"... closely resembling each other both in the animal and the shell, which were united by Linnaeus under the name of argonauta argo, or the Paper Nauti- ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1830)
"... and on the animal of argonauta Argo.—The well-known Professor Stefano delle ... and ova of the argonauta Argo, he considered particularly interesting, ..."

4. A Manual of the Mollusca: Or, A Rudimentary Treatise of Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward (1851)
"... secreting a symmetrical involuted shell. Mantle supported in front by a single ridge on the funnel. Genus argonauta, Lin. Argonaut or. paper sailor. ..."

5. Sketches of Creation: A Popular View of Some of the Grand Conclusions of the by Alexander Winchell (1870)
"The Paper Nautilus (argonauta Argo). wafted over the placid surface of a summer sea. With tiny sail upraised, the favoring breeze bears him securely onward ..."

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