Definition of Gladius

1. n. The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids.



Definition of Gladius

1. Noun. (historical) A Roman sword roughly two feet long. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) pen, the internal skeleton of squid made of chitin-like material ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gladius

1. a sword [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Gladius

1. Origin: L, a sword. The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Gladius

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1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1870)
"Stuffed, 5 feet long. b,c,de,f-7i. Half-grown and young (in spirits). Mississippi. 2. Polyodon gladius. Polyodon gladius, Martens, Monatsber. Ak. Wins. ..."

2. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1883)
"II. gladius (Brouss.) Gthr.—Sail-fish. Membrane of dorsal fin with numerous small spots. Dermal productions lanceolate. Upper profile of head descending in ..."

3. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames (1762)
"i Ferrum for gladius. 13. The names of the Heathen deities employ'd figuratively to ... gladius."

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