Definition of Merostomata

1. Noun. Used in some classifications; includes the orders Xiphosura and Eurypterida.

Exact synonyms: Class Merostomata
Generic synonyms: Arthropod
Group relationships: Chelicerata, Superclass Chelicerata
Member holonyms: Order Xiphosura, Xiphosura, Eurypterida, Order Eurypterida



Definition of Merostomata

1. n. pl. A class of Arthropoda, allied to the Crustacea. It includes the trilobites, Eurypteroidea, and Limuloidea. All are extinct except the horseshoe crabs of the last group. See Limulus.

Medical Definition of Merostomata

1. A class of Arthropoda, allied to the Crustacea. It includes the trilobites, Eurypteroidea, and Limuloidea. All are extinct except the horseshoe crabs of the last group. See Limulus. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Thigh +, -, mouth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merostomata

meropias
meropic
meropidan
meroplankton
meroplanktonic
meropodite
merorachischisis
merorganization
meros
merosin
merosity
merosmia
merosome
merosomes
merosporangium
merostomata (current term)
merostome
merostomes
merosystolic
merotelic
meroterpene
meroterpenes
merotomy
merotopic
merou
merozoites
merozygote
merpeople
merperson

Literary usage of Merostomata

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

1. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"ORDER merostomata. Crustaceans, often of large size, in ivhich the mouth is ... The order merostomata comprises the two sub-orders of the Xiphosura and ..."

2. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookedited by Charles Morris edited by Charles Morris (1921)
"Besides the orders comprised under these classes there are, however, several groups, such as the merostomata and the Trilobites, which lie between the ..."

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