Ambocoelia

noun
Am·​bo·​coe·​lia | \ˌambōˈsēlēə\

Definition of Ambocoelia 

: a genus of small smooth or spinose plano-convex fossil brachiopods characteristic of Devonian and Carboniferous rocks

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First Known Use of Ambocoelia

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ambocoelia

New Latin, probably from Greek ambōn rim, edge + koilia cavity, from koilos hollow + -ia

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