plural noun
An·​o·​pla | \ ˈanəplə \

Definition of Anopla

: a class or other division of Nemertea comprising forms in which the mouth is posterior to the brain and the proboscis lacks stylets and including the orders Palaeonemertea and Heteronemertea

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First Known Use of Anopla

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anopla

New Latin, from Greek anoplos

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“Anopla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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