Bid·​dul·​phia | \ bə-ˈdəl-fē-ə \

Definition of Biddulphia

: a large genus (the type of the family Biddulphiaceae) of rectangular diatoms having winglike or hornlike projections at the corners of the valves and being locally abundant in the marine plankton

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History and Etymology for Biddulphia

New Latin, probably from German Biddulph, 19th century English botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Biddulphia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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