Athyris

noun Ath·y·ris \ ˈathərə̇s \

Definition of Athyris

:a genus of smooth biconvex extinct brachiopods having the plates of the brachidium prolonged into spirally rolled laterally directed processes

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Origin and Etymology of athyris

New Latin, from 2a- + Greek thyris valve, opening


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