Xiphosura

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξίφος (xiphos, sword) and οὐρά (oura, tail), in reference to the long, slender, stiff tail of the horseshoe crab.

Proper noun[edit]

Xiphosura

  1. A taxonomic order within the class Merostomata — distinguished from all other chelicerates by having compound eyes. The only living xiphosurans are the horseshoe crabs.

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