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abalone Tweet Definition of abalone Like Definition of abalone on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, US, Australia, zoology) An edible univalve mollusc of the genus Haliotis, having a shell lined with mother-of-pearl.
acaleph Tweet Definition of acaleph Like Definition of acaleph on Facebook
noun
  1. (ZoÝÂlogy) One of the Acalephae.
acarid Tweet Definition of acarid Like Definition of acarid on Facebook
noun
  1. Any parasitic arachnid, such as mites and ticks, of the order Acarina
acarine Tweet Definition of acarine Like Definition of acarine on Facebook
adjective
  1. (Medicine): Of or caused by acarus, acari or mites; as, diseases.
acaroid Tweet Definition of acaroid Like Definition of acaroid on Facebook
adjective
  1. (ZoÝÂlogy): Shaped like or resembling a mite.
agnatha Tweet Definition of agnatha Like Definition of agnatha on Facebook
noun
  1. any of several eellike marine or freshwater fish, of the superclass Agnatha, that lack a jaw
anamorphosis Tweet Definition of anamorphosis Like Definition of anamorphosis on Facebook
noun (anamorphoses)
  1. A distorted image of an object that may be viewed correctly from a specific angle or with a specific mirror
  1. (biology) a form of limited metamorphosis in some arthropods
  2. (botany) an abnormal form of some lichens or fungi that gives the appearance of a different species
anemone Tweet Definition of anemone Like Definition of anemone on Facebook
noun
  1. Any plant of the genus Anemone, of the Ranunculaceae (or buttercup) family, such as the windflower.
  2. A sea anemone.
annelid Tweet Definition of annelid Like Definition of annelid on Facebook
noun
  1. any of various wormlike animals, of the phylum Annelida, having a segmented body; they include the earthworm and the leech
adjective
  1. of, or relating to these creatures
asteroid Tweet Definition of asteroid Like Definition of asteroid on Facebook
noun (pluralasteroids)
  1. (astronomy) A naturally occurring solid object, smaller than a planet, orbiting the Sun.
auricularia Tweet Definition of auricularia Like Definition of auricularia on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. (zoology) A kind of holothurian larva, with soft, blunt appendages.

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