plural noun
As·​co·​tho·​rac·​i·​ca | \ ¦askōthəˈrasə̇kə \

Definition of Ascothoracica

: 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)

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History and Etymology for Ascothoracica

New Latin, from asc- + Thoracica

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“Ascothoracica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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