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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Balanus, genus Balanusnoun

    type genus of the family Balanidae


  1. Balanus

    Balanus is a genus of barnacles in the family Balanidae of the subphylum Crustacea. This genus is known in the fossil record from the Jurassic to the Quaternary periods (age range: from 189.6 to 0.0 million years ago.). Fossil shells within this genus have been found all over the world.


  1. balanus

    Balanus is a genus of barnacles in the family Balanidae which are a type of crustacean. They are marine animals that undergo planktonic larval development before permanently attaching themselves to hard substrates, often rocks, ships or the bodies of larger marine organisms. They have a hard, calcareous shell and feed by filtering particles from the water.


  1. Balanus

    Balanus is a genus of barnacles in the family Balanidae of the subphylum Crustacea, containing the following species: ⁕Balanus amaryllis Darwin ⁕Balanus amphitrite Darwin, 1854 ⁕Balanus aquila Pilsbry, 1907 ⁕Balanus balanus ⁕Balanus bloxhamensis Weisbord, 1966 ⁕Balanus borsodensis Kolosváry, 1952 ⁕Balanus calidus Pilsbry, 1916 ⁕Balanus campbelli Filhol, 1886 ⁕Balanus chisletianus Sowerby, 1859 ⁕Balanus citerosum Henry, 1973 ⁕Balanus concavus ⁕Balanus connelli Cornwall, 1927 ⁕Balanus crenatus Bruguiére, 1789 ⁕Balanus curvirostratus Menesini, 1968 ⁕Balanus darwinii Seguenza, 1876 ⁕Balanus dentivarians Henry, 1973 ⁕Balanus eburneus Gould, 1841 ⁕Balanus ecuadoricus Pilsbry & Olson, 1951 ⁕Balanus flosculoidus Kolosváry, 1941 ⁕Balanus gizellae Kolosváry, 1967 ⁕Balanus glandula Darwin, 1854 ⁕Balanus hohmanni Philippi, 1887 ⁕Balanus humilis Conrad, 1846 ⁕Balanus imitator Zullo, 1984 ⁕Balanus improvisus Darwin, 1854 ⁕Balanus irradians Zullo & Guruswami-Naidu, 1982 ⁕Balanus irregularis Broch, 1931 ⁕Balanus kanakoffi Zullo, 1969 ⁕Balanus kondakovi Tarasov & Zevina, 1957 ⁕Balanus laevis Bruguiere, 1789 ⁕Balanus laguairensis Weisbord, 1966 ⁕Balanus leonensis Weisbord, 1966 ⁕Balanus microstomus Philippi, 1887

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Balanus

    See Acorn-shell.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. balanus

    The acorn-shell. A sessile cirriped.

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  1. subanal

  2. nabalus

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balanus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balanus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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