Definition of Keyhole limpet
1. Noun. Marine limpet having a conical shell with an opening at the apex.
Generic synonyms: Limpet
Group relationships: Fissurella, Genus Fissurella
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Literary usage of Keyhole limpet
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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... a wide horizontal partition over half the shell, like the seat of a boat ; they adhere very firmly to the rocks. In the third family, the keyhole limpet ..."
2. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Antibody response to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) ... of murine bladder cancer with keyhole limpet hemocyanin. Journal of Urology 149(31:648-652. ..."
3. Little Folks in Feathers and Fur, and Others in Neither by Olive Thorne Miller, Hildibrand, A. Mesnel, Ecosse, E.P. Dutton (Firm)., J.J. Little & Co (1880)
"The keyhole limpet—which is one of the family—gets his name from a curious hole in his shell, somewhat in the shape of a ..."
4. An Elementary Course in Practical Zoölogy by Buel Preston Colton (1898)
"New England coast 6 66. Patella. Limpet. Ale. New England coast 2 67. Fissurella. keyhole limpet. Dry. West Indies 2 68. Haliotis. Abalone, or ear-shell. ..."