Bipalium

noun

Bi·​pa·​li·​um
bīˈpālēəm
: a genus (the type of the family Bipaliidae) of terrestrial mostly large triclad flatworms occurring in tropical countries and having the head end expanded into a semicircular plate

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, double mattock, from bi- bi- entry 1 + pala shovel, spade + -ium

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“Bipalium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bipalium. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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