plural noun
Ac·​ti·​py·​lea | \ ˌak-tə-ˌpī-ˈlē-ə \

Definition of Actipylea

: a suborder of Radiolaria comprising protozoa with skeletons of spicules of strontium sulfate

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First Known Use of Actipylea

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Actipylea

New Latin, irregular from Greek aktis ray + pylē gate

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“Actipylea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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