Birkenia

noun

Bir·​ke·​nia
bərˈkēnēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Birkenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Birkenia. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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