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Definition of the noun Murex

What does Murex mean as a name of something?

Murex is a genus of Muricidae, described by Linnaeus in 1758.

Murex is a genus of Pedaliaceae, described by Linnaeus ex O. Kuntze in 1891.

Murex is a genus of incertae sedis.

Murex is a genus of Muricidae.


Murex Limited was a leading British provider of services to metallurgists, smelters and refiners, and welders. At its peak it was a member of the FT 30 index of leading stocks on the London Stock Exchange.

Phrases with Murex

Phrases starting with the word Murex:

  1. Murex Eos
  2. Murex Anus
  3. Murex Argo
  4. Murex Bufo
  5. Murex Gaza
  6. Murex Lima
  7. Murex Occa
  8. Murex Pazi
  9. Murex Rana
  10. Murex Rapa
  11. Murex Rota
  12. Murex Tuba
  13. Murex Argus
  14. Murex Asper
  15. Murex Colus

Phrases ending with the word Murex:

  1. Gem Murex
  2. Lace Murex
  3. Rose Murex
  4. Apple Murex
  5. genus Murex

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Murex

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Google previewExploring the World of Chemistry (2001)

From Ancient Metals to High-Speed Computers by John Hudson Tiner

The murex is a snail that lives in the Mediterranean Sea. It contains bromine compounds that can be used as a dye. Phoenicians used the murex to prepare Tyrian purple, a bromine ...

Google previewMetamorphoses (1815)

by Ovid

The Murex is a fish, of whose blood A Purple oolour is made. - o wqua suo viro. Tamen illa AEqua viro sucrat. ( 207 ) 1,2 The Contention of Minerva Arachne; the Web ...

Google previewA guide to pasture species in NSW (2010)

AgGuide - A Practical Handbook by David Brouwer

Murex Medic (Medicago murex) Features: Murex is a prostrate, Winter growing annual with branches reaching 900mm in length. It is, however, more erect than subclover, although there are differences between lines in this character. Leaflets ...

Google previewField Guide to Seafood (2007)

How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Fish and Shellfish at the Market by Aliza Green

The murex is a small gastropod with a fat, spiny shell ending in a thinner tail-like portion. The Mediterranean murex (Murex brandais) has been legendary since Phoenician times for the preparation of a rare purple dye used only for royal ...

Google previewOvid's Metamorphoses (1774)

In Fifteen Books by Ovid, Banier (M. l'abbé, Antoine)

The Murex is a Fish, of whose Blood a Purple Colour is made, mtqua fu9 VtrO. m&fierat memorabtle nomen ...

Google previewThe General Contents of the British Museum: with Remarks. Serving as a Directory in Viewing that Noble Cabinet (1762)

The Murex is a sulcated Shell, beset with small Spines and Tubercles, with a rough Clavicle, exerted near the Summit in most Kinds, in others depressed; the Mouth, is long and always expanded, sometimes dentated; in many the Lip ...

Google previewThe General Contents of the British Museum (1762)

by Robert Dodsley, James Dodsley

The Murex is a fulcated Shell, befet with fmall Spines and Tubercles, with a rough Clavicle, exerted near the Summit in moft Kinds, in others de- preffed ; the Mouth is long and always expanded, fometimes dentated ; in many the Lip is digitated, ...

Google previewInvertebrates (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Murex is a genus of medium to large sized predatory tropical sea snails. These are carnivorous marine gastropod molluscs in the family Muricidae, commonly called 'murexes' or 'rock snails'. The common name murex is still used for a large ...

Google previewA Study on Materia Medica (2002)

by N. M. Choudhuri

Murex is an admirable remedy for prolapsus uterus when ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Exhibitor and Magazine of Art (1852)

The Murex is a pretty shell, 00111' mon in the seas of China, but othen difiicult to discover, because of the thorns that beset it, and which at the extremity, are long and abundant. The Crown Valuls (on this page) is one of the largest of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Geology and Mineralogy (1843)

Comprising Such Terms in Botany, Chemistry, Comparative Anatomy, Conchology, Entomology, Palaeontology, Zoology, and Other Branches of Natural History, as are Connected with the Study of Geology by William Humble

The murex is an inhabitant of the ocean, found at depths ...

Google previewA conchological dictionary of the British Islands (1819)

by William Turton

Murex proximus. Proximate Hock-shell. Montagu, pi. 30. f. 8. Shell thick, white, moderately pointed: spires six, rather abrupt at the tops, rounded and well defmed, with about eleven strong ribs, not striate transversely : aperture oval- oblong ; the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1819)

by John Wilkes

Murex polygonus: shell a little ventricose, undulate, with tnbercles ; striate, grooved, and obfusely angled; black, with an oval aperture and short beak. It inhabits the Indian ocean. 121. Murex islandicus: shell transversely striate, snowy , ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

MUREX (Lat., purple-fish). A genus of tropical shells, large, heavy, and variously armed with stout spines, processes, or knobs. These are to protect- and . strengthen the shells, for the animals live on exposed coasts. One species { Murex ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

ostrea, anomia, mytilus, and pinna; and the Univalves, argonauta, nautilus, conus, cypraea, bulla, voluta, buccinum, strombus, murex, trochus, helix, nerita, haliotis, patella, dentalium, serpula, teredo, and sabella. Which see. See also shells.

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Scrabble value of M3U1R1E1X8

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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