Ascothoracica

plural noun

As·​co·​tho·​rac·​i·​ca
¦askōthəˈrasə̇kə
: 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

Etymology

New Latin, from asc- + Thoracica

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“Ascothoracica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ascothoracica. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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