Birkenia

noun Bir·ke·nia \bərˈkēnēə\

Definition of Birkenia

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Birkeniidae of the order Anaspida) of Upper Silurian ostracoderms having no cephalic armor and having the body covered with small scales

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Origin and Etymology of birkenia

New Latin, from Birkenhead Burn, Lanark county, Scotland + New Latin -ia


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