: 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

Word History


New Latin, from amphi- + -pleura

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amphipleura was in 1853

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“Amphipleura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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