Definition of Triops
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Triopidae: small crustaceans with a small third median eye.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Branchiopoda, Subclass Branchiopoda
Member holonyms: Tadpole Shrimp
Lexicographical Neighbors of Triops
Literary usage of Triops
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Triops] The scholiast says Triops was a king of Cos, from whom the Promontory neat Cnidus took its denomination. 82. ..."
2. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1913)
"This leaves seven species, with possibly one form of triops or ... In triops the length of the ovipositor varies as much as 5 mm., but as this same thing ..."
3. A Dissertation on the Mysteries of the Cabiri by George Stanley Faber (1803)
"The father of this Triops was Phorbas; ... Triops is Tor-Op, the ophite god of the tauric Ark ; Agenor is Ag- Airi-Or, the folar deity of the ocean ..."
4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1915)
"... which in spots may be a close rival of its congener, O. speciosa, Conocephalus robustus, C. triops, ..."
5. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke (1904)
"... called the Delphic tripod triops'r'* because it was originally the symbol of the Pelasgian oak- god. Well might bronze tripods be given as prizes at the ..."