Both·​rio·​cid·​a·​ris | \ -ˈsidərə̇s \

Definition of Bothriocidaris

: a genus (coextensive with the family Bothriocidaridae and order Bothriocidaroida) of extinct primitive simple sea urchins that somewhat resemble Cystoidea and are known from the Ordovician of the Russo-Baltic area

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History and Etymology for Bothriocidaris

New Latin, from bothri- + Cidaris

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“Bothriocidaris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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