Definition of Genus argonauta
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Argonautidae: paper nautilus.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Argonautidae, Family Argonautidae
Member holonyms: Argonaut, Argonauta Argo, Nautilus, Paper Nautilus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Argonauta
Literary usage of Genus argonauta
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1. Bibliographia Zoologiæ Et Geologiæ: A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts by Louis Agassiz (1853)
"Arguments in favour of the parasitic nature of the Animals found in the Shells of the genus Argonauta, Linn.—Proc. Zool. Soc. II. p. 120. ..."
2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1836)
"He then proceeds to the genus Argonauta, and evidently leans strongly to the ... Shell unilocular, entirely external and enveloping ; Genus. Argonauta. 3. ..."
3. Outlines of Geology: Intended as a Popular Treatise on the Most Interesting by John Lee Comstock (1841)
"genus argonauta. Shell, an involuted univalve; the spire turned into the opening, very thin, with a tubular double dorsal keel, fig. 78. ..."