(lr*n"), n. [NL., fr. L. Lernaeus Lernan, fr. Lerna, Gr. Le`rnh, a forest and marsh near Argos, the mythological abode of the hydra.] (Zol.) A Linnan genus of parasitic Entomostraca, -- the same as the family Lernid.
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The genus is restricted by modern zologists to a limited number of species similar to Lerna branchialis found on the gills of the cod.
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