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Mastigomycota
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mastigophore
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Mastigoproctus giganteus
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Mastives definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mastiff Mas"tiff, n.; pl. Mastiffs. [Mastives is irregular and unusual.] [Prob. fr. Prov. E. masty, adj., large, n., a great dog, prob. fr. mast fruit, and hence, lit., fattened with mast. There is perh. confusion with OF. mestif mongrel; cf. also F. m[^a]tin mastiff, OF. mastin.] (Zo["o]l.) A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries. Mastiff bat (Zo["o]l.), any bat of the genus Molossus; so called because the face somewhat resembles that of a mastiff.




 


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