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Definition of Echinus

Echinus
Echinus E*chi"nus, n.; pl. Echini. [L., a hedgehog, sea urchin, Gr. ?.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A hedgehog. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of echinoderms, including the common edible sea urchin of Europe. 3. (Arch.) (a) The rounded molding forming the bell of the capital of the Grecian Doric style, which is of a peculiar elastic curve. See Entablature. (b) The quarter-round molding (ovolo) of the Roman Doric style. See Illust. of Column (c) A name sometimes given to the egg and anchor or egg and dart molding, because that ornament is often identified with Roman Doric capital. The name probably alludes to the shape of the shell of the sea urchin.

Meaning of Echinus from wikipedia

- Echinus may refer to: Echinus (Acarnania), a town in ancient Acarnania, Greece Echinus (Thessaly), a town in ancient Thessaly, Greece; also a Roman Catholic...
- Synonyms Echinus (Toxopneustes) lividus (Lamarck, 1816) Echinus lithophagus Leach, in Tilloch, 1812 Echinus lividus (Lamarck, 1816) Echinus purpureus...
- Toxopneustidae in the order Camarodonta. It was originally described as Echinus pileolus by the French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1816, in the...
- Toxopneustidae in the order Camarodonta. It was originally described as Echinus maculatus by the French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1816, in the...
- Sundadanio echinus is a danionin in the family Cyprinidae. Sundadanio echinus reaches a maximum size of 2.1 cm. It is endemic to West Kalimantan in Indonesia...
- Nipponotrophon echinus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails. Nipponotrophon echinus (Dall...
- Echinus Geyser is a geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Echinus was named during one of the U.S. Geological...
- ove, échine, quart de rond; Lat. echinus... [as used] in architecture, [for] a convex moulding known also as the echinus, which in Cl****ic architecture...
- Echinus or Echinos (Gr****: Εχῖνος) was an ancient Gr**** town of Acarnania. Legend has it that it was founded by a Gr**** mythological figure named Echinus...
- Rhaphiodon echinus is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, endemic to eastern Brazil. It is the only known species in the genus Rhaphiodon...
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