Definition of Genus Maja
1. Noun. Type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Majidae, Majidae
Member holonyms: European Spider Crab, King Crab, Maja Squinado
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Literary usage of Genus Maja
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1. Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall by Royal Institution of Cornwall (1875)
"genus Maja.—Lam. " The stalk of the external antenna) inserted into the internal angle of the orbit, and uncovered; nippers of the hand slender and pointed. ..."
2. Handbook of Zoology by Jan van der Hoeven (1856)
"In the genus Maja, on the other hand, the union has attained the highest degree, and the large thoracic ganglion has lost the excavation in the middle. ..."