Athyris

noun

Ath·​y·​ris
ˈathərə̇s
: a genus of smooth biconvex extinct brachiopods having the plates of the brachidium prolonged into spirally rolled laterally directed processes

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Athyris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Athyris. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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