Articulata

plural noun

Ar·​tic·​u·​la·​ta
ärˌtikyəˈlätə,
-ātə
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
: a class or other division of Brachiopoda comprising forms with the valves hinged and usually bearing teeth compare inarticulata

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Articulata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Articulata. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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