• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cordylus type genus of the Cordylidae; spiny lizards somewhat resembling tiny crocodiles
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cordylus In the medusoid of Hydromedusæ, an exumbral structure, possibly a modified tentacle, placed between tentacles and consisting of a core of vacuolated endoderm cells covered by flattened ectoderm.
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In literature:

In a Cordylus of the latter country, the male is either much redder or greener than the female.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin