Definition of Genus Maja

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

Exact synonyms: Genus Maia, 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 Maja

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
genus Maianthemum
genus Maja (current term)
genus Majorana
genus Makaira
genus Malaclemys
genus Malacosoma
genus Malacothamnus
genus Malaxis
genus Malcolmia
genus Mallotus
genus Malope
genus Malopterurus
genus Malosma
genus Malpighia
genus Malus
genus Malva

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. ..."

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