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 for Murex
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Murex \Mu"rex\, prop. n.; pl. Murices. [L., the purple fish.]
     A genus of marine gastropods, having rough, and frequently
     spinose, shells, which are often highly colored inside; the
     rock shells. They abound in tropical seas.
     [1913 Webster]

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