Lim"u*lus (?), n.; pl. Limuli (-l&imac;). [L., dim. of limus sidelong, askance.] Zool.
The only existing genus of Merostomata. It includes only a few species from the East Indies, and one (Limulus polyphemus) from the Atlantic coast of North America. Called also Molucca crab, king crab, horseshoe crab, and horsefoot.
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