Merostomata

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Revision as of 21:16, 3 October 2005 by WikiConvertor (talk)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

merostomata

(Science: zoology) A class of arthropoda, allied to the crustacea. It includes the trilobites, eurypteroidea, and limuloidea. All are extinct except the horseshoe crabs of the last group. See limulus.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Thigh _, -, mouth.