Pronunciation: (ap-sûr'tus), [key]
—n. Class. Myth.
a son of Aeëtes, killed by his sister Medea, who, while fleeing with Jason, threw pieces of her brother's body into the sea so that her father, in pursuing her, might be delayed while picking them up.
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