Amphipleura

noun Am·phi·pleu·ra \ˌamfəˈplu̇rə\

Definition of Amphipleura

  1. :  a genus of diatoms (family Naviculaceae) that includes one species (A. pellucida) which is distinguished by a finely striate and punctate frustule often used to test the resolving power of microscope lenses

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Origin and Etymology of amphipleura

New Latin, from amphi- + -pleura


First Known Use: 1853


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