Calymene

noun

Ca·​lym·​e·​ne
kəˈlimə(ˌ)nē
: a genus of trilobites of the Ordovician, Silurian, and Devonian periods

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, modification of Greek kekalymmenē, feminine of kekalymmenos, perfect passive participle of kalyptein to cover, conceal

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“Calymene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calymene. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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