Nebalia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nebalia (Zoöl) A genus of small marine Crustacea, considered the type of a distinct order (Nebaloidea, or Phyllocarida
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nebalia A remarkable genus of uncertain position among the lower crustaceans, ranged by Huxley among the phyllopodous Branchiopoda, by others in a peculiar order named Phyllocarida or Leptostraca. It has a large carapace (cephalostegite) with mobile rostrum; the eyes are large and pedunculated; there are well-developed antennæ, mandibles, and two pairs of maxillæ, the anterior of which ends in a long palp.
    • n nebalia A genus of rotifers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., of uncertain origin