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Mutilate

mutilate

1. Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.

2. (Science: zoology) Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.

Origin: L. Mutilatus, p.p. Of mutilare to mutilate, fr. Mutilus maimed; cf. Gr, . Cf. Mutton.

(Science: zoology) A cetacean, or a sirenian.


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