plural noun Coe·lo·lep·i·da

Definition of Coelolepida

in some classifications

  1. :  an order of very small scaly Silurian and Lower Devonian ostracoderms

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of coelolepida

New Latin, from Coelolepid-, Coelolepis, genus of ostracoderms (from coel- + -lepis) + -ida

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Coelolepida? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!