Aplacophora

plural noun
Apla·​coph·​o·​ra | \ ¦āˌplaˈkäfərə, ˌapləˈ- \

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

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Other Words from Aplacophora

aplacophoran \ ¦⸗(ˌ)⸗¦⸗⸗rən \ adjective or noun
aplacophorous \ -​rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Aplacophora

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + plac- + -phora

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“Aplacophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aplacophora. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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