Definition for APH'RO-DITE, or APH-RO-DI'TA


  1. In zoology, a genus of the order of Mollusca, called also sea-mouse. The body is oval, with many small protuberances or tentacles on each side, which serve as feet. The mouth is cylindrical, at one end of the body, with two bristly tentacles, and capable of being retracted. – Encyc.
  2. A name of Venus, so called from Gr. αφρος, froth, from which the goddess was supposed to have been produced. [See Venus.]

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