Echidna

Echidna

1. A monster, half maid and half serpent.

2. (Science: zoology) a genus of monotremata found in australia, tasmania, and new guinea. They are toothless and covered with spines; called also porcupine ant-eater, and Australian ant-eater.

Origin: L, a viper, adder, gr.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Echidna&oldid=61625"
First | Previous (Ecg) | Next (Echinocyte) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.