Atrypa

noun

Atry·​pa
ə‧ˈtrīpə
: a genus of extinct Silurian and Devonian plicate-shelled or costate-shelled brachiopods having the plates of the brachidium produced into spirally rolled processes with the apices usually directed toward the plane of symmetry of the valve

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + Greek trypa hole

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“Atrypa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atrypa. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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