Atrypa

noun
Atry·​pa | \ ə‧ˈtrīpə \

Definition of Atrypa

: 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

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History and Etymology for Atrypa

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 6 Dec. 2021.

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