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Main Entry: nau·ti·lus
Pronunciation: primarystressnodott-schwal-schwas, primarystressnät-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural nau·ti·lus·es or nau·ti·li /-schwal-secondarystressimacr, -secondarystressemacron/
1 : any of a genus of mollusks of the South Pacific and Indian oceans that are cephalopods and have a spiral chambered shell that is pearly on the inside -- called also chambered nautilus
[nautilus illustration]

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