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Definition of Nautiluses

Nautiluses
Nautilus Nau"ti*lus, n.; pl. E. Nautiluses, L. Nautili. [L., fr. gr. nayti`los a seaman, sailor, a kind of shellfish which was supposed to be furnished with a membrane which served as a sail; fr. nay^s ship. See Nave of a church.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The only existing genus of tetrabranchiate cephalopods. About four species are found living in the tropical Pacific, but many other species are found fossil. The shell is spiral, symmetrical, and chambered, or divided into several cavities by simple curved partitions, which are traversed and connected together by a continuous and nearly central tube or siphuncle. See Tetrabranchiata. Note: The head of the animal bears numerous simple tapered arms, or tentacles, arranged in groups, but not furnished with suckers. The siphon, unlike, that of ordinary cephalopods, is not a closed tube, and is not used as a locomotive organ, but merely serves to conduct water to and from the gill cavity, which contains two pairs of gills. The animal occupies only the outer chamber of the shell; the others are filled with gas. It creeps over the bottom of the sea, not coming to the surface to swim or sail, as was formerly imagined. 2. The argonaut; -- also called paper nautilus. See Argonauta, and Paper nautilus, under Paper. 3. A variety of diving bell, the lateral as well as vertical motions of which are controlled, by the occupants.

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- the paper nautiluses of the genus Argonauta, which are actually octopuses. The word nautílos literally means "sailor", as paper nautiluses were thought...
- Caledonia on nautiluses whose s**** chamber fluid densities were tested at various depths, w****s apart. Generally speaking, chambered nautiluses inhabit a...
- View of a Palau nautilus from the side A cage used to capture Palau nautiluses from a depth of approximately 30 m: note the five nautiluses and the mostly...
- Island (1874). Verne named the Nautilus after Robert Fulton's real-life submarine Nautilus (1800). For the design of the Nautilus Verne was inspired by the...
- Nautilus is the common name of members of the marine cephalopod family Nautilidae, which also contains Nautilus (genus). Nautilus may also refer to: A...
- morphological data. One study, sampling Nautiluses in 2012, demonstrated that the features of Nautilus Pompilius and Nautilus Stenomphalus exist along a spectrum...
- USS Nautilus may refer to: USS Nautilus (1799), a 12-gun schooner (1799–1812) USS Nautilus (1838), a 76-foot coast survey schooner (1838–1859) USS Nautilus (SS-168)...
- Nautilus, Inc., located in Vancouver, Washington, United States, is the American worldwide marketer, developer, and manufacturer of fitness equipment brands...
- for some 700 years before becoming cut off completely. During this time nautiluses were able to enter it through a flooded karst system. Many of these animals...
- Nautilus-X (Non-Atmospheric Universal Transport Intended for Lengthy United States Exploration) is a rotating wheel space station concept developed by...
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