Gastrochaena

noun
Gas·​tro·​chae·​na

Definition of Gastrochaena

: 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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History and Etymology for Gastrochaena

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

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“Gastrochaena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gastrochaena. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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