n. the type genus of the Echeneididae; they are typical remoras.
Syn. -- genus Echeneis.
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(*kd"n), n. [L., a viper, adder, Gr. 'e`chidna.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A monster, half maid and half serpent.
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2. (Zol.) A genus of Monotremata found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are toothless and covered with spines; -- called also porcupine ant-eater, and Australian ant-eater.
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