Gastrochaena

noun Gas·tro·chae·na

Definition of Gastrochaena

  1. :  a genus of bivalve mollusks (order Eulamellibranchia) that bore in coral, soft rock, or hardened mud and have long siphons and a widely gaping shell

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Origin and Etymology of gastrochaena

New Latin, from gastr- + -chaena (from Greek chainein to yawn, gape) — more at yawn


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