Clypeaster

noun

Clyp·​e·​as·​ter
¦klipē¦astə(r)
: a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Clypeastridae) of large burrowing cake urchins

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin clypeus round shield + New Latin -aster

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“Clypeaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clypeaster. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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