Articulata

plural noun Ar·tic·u·la·ta \ärˌtikyəˈlätə, -ātə\

Definition of Articulata

  1. 1 :  one of the four subkingdoms in the classification of Cuvier comprising invertebrates having the body composed of a series of ringlike segments (such as arthromeres, somites, or metameres)

  2. 2 :  a class or other division of Brachiopoda comprising forms with the valves hinged and usually bearing teeth — compare inarticulata

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Origin and Etymology of articulata

New Latin, from neuter plural of articulatus jointed, from Latin, uttered distinctly, past participle of articulare


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