Definition of Genus Maia

1. Noun. Type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.

Exact synonyms: Genus Maja, Maia, Maja
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Majidae, Majidae
Member holonyms: European Spider Crab, King Crab, Maja Squinado



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Maia

genus Macrodactylus
genus Macronectes
genus Macropus
genus Macrothelypteris
genus Macrotis
genus Macrotus
genus Macrotyloma
genus Macrozamia
genus Macrozoarces
genus Madia
genus Madoqua
genus Maeandra
genus Magicicada
genus Magnolia
genus Mahonia
genus Maia (current term)
genus Maianthemum
genus Maja
genus Majorana
genus Makaira
genus Malaclemys
genus Malacosoma
genus Malacothamnus
genus Malaxis
genus Malcolmia
genus Mallotus
genus Malope
genus Malopterurus
genus Malosma
genus Malpighia

Literary usage of Genus Maia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"... vocans—genus Maia— Genus Calapa—Genus Rani mi—Mollusca (or Shells)—Circulation—Organs of respiration—Form of the body in the Mollusca—The nervous system ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"A family of short-tailed, stalk-eyed, decapod crustaceans, typified by the genus Maia, and corresponding more or less exactly to Milne-Ed- ..."

3. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"... vocans—genus Maia— Genus Calapa—Genus Ranina—Mollusca (or Shells)—Circulation—Organs of respiration—Form of the hody in the Mollusca—The nervous system, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1878)
"D. Ward, MA, of St. Leonards, exhibited a specimen of a sponge-bearing crab of the genus " Maia." MONDAY, 26TH MARCH, 1877. WJ STEPHENS, MA, President, ..."

5. A Cornish Fauna: Being a Compendium of the Natural History of the County by Jonathan Couch, Richard Quiller Couch (1878)
"genus Maia.—Lam. " The stalk of the external antennae inserted into the internal angle of the orbit, and uncovered; nippers of the hand slender and pointed. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1866)
"... of which the genus Maia is the type. The form of the shell is ovoid; the manus and the preceding joint are nearly of the same length. ..."

7. A History of the British Stalk-eyed Crustacea by Thomas Bell (1853)
"... the type above described, particularly in the absence, according to Mr. Couch's figures in the genus Maia, of the dorsal and frontal spines; but these, ..."

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