plural noun

: a minor order or suborder of small hermaphrodite barnacles that live enveloped in a soft mantle and partly buried in other animals (as black corals)

Word History


New Latin, from asc- + Thoracica

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“Ascothoracica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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