Hippocrepian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hippocrepian (Zoöl) One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See Phylactolæma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hippocrepian Like or likened to a horseshoe in shape; hippocrepiform: specifically applied to certain ectoproctous Polyzoa which usually have the lophophore prolonged into two lobes so as to be horseshoe-shaped, as well as to such a lophophore itself.
    • n hippocrepian A polyzoan having these characteristics. See Phylactolæmata.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hippocrepian hip-o-krē′pi-an horse-shoe shaped.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Hippocrepiform
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hippos, a horse, krēpis, a shoe.

Usage

In literature:

The most beautiful damsel that ever lived she would without a moment's hesitation turn into a Glyptodon or a Hippocrepian.
"Paul Kelver" by Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
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