Definition of Aplacophora
: an order of Amphineura comprising wormlike mollusks in which the body is without calcareous plates but the mantle bears numerous calcified spicules over its entire surface
aplacophoranadjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of aplacophora
New Latin, from 2a- + plac- + -phora
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