Definition of Lernean

1. n. One of a family (Lernæidæ) of parasitic Crustacea found attached to fishes and other marine animals. Some species penetrate the skin and flesh with the elongated head, and feed on the viscera. See Illust. in Appendix.



Definition of Lernean

1. lernaean [adj] - See also: lernaean

Medical Definition of Lernean

1. One of a family (Lernaeidae) of parasitic Crustacea found attached to fishes and other marine animals. Some species penetrate the skin and flesh with the elongated head, and feed on the viscera. See: Lernaea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lernean

leptus
leptynite
leptynites
lerdelimumab
lere
lered
leres
leresis
lergotrile
leriche's syndrome
lering
lermontovite
lernaea
lernaeacea
lernaean
lernean (current term)
lerot
lerp
lerps
lerret
lerrets

Literary usage of Lernean

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1. The Fisheries Exhibition Literature (1884)
"THE lernean HYDRA. THE mystery of the Kraken, of which I treated in a companion volume to the present, recently published,* is not difficult to unravel. ..."

2. Pausanias, and Other Greek Sketches by James George Frazer (1900)
"... would probably have been renowned in song and legend. But Argos had no Sophocles to sing its praises in immortal verse. XXXIV. THE lernean MARSH. ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1856)
"Description of a new species of Echeneis (E. tropicus);—and of a new lernean of the genus Penella (P. ..."

4. Sea Fables Explained by Henry Lee (1883)
"THE lernean HYDRA. THE mystery of the Kraken, of which I treated in a companion volume to the present, recently published, is not difficult to unravel. ..."

5. The Fisheries Exhibition Literature (1883)
"THE lernean HYDRA. THE mystery of the Kraken, of which I treated in a companion volume to the present, recently published, is not difficult to unravel. ..."

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