Pronunciation: (min'u-tôr"), [key]
1. Class. Myth.a monster, the offspring of Pasiphaë and the Cretan bull, that had the head of a bull on the body of a man: housed in the Cretan Labyrinth, it was fed on human flesh until Theseus, helped by Ariadne, killed it.
2. any person or thing that devours or destroys.
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