Graptolitoidea

noun
Grap·​to·​li·​toi·​dea | \ -lə̇ˈtȯidēə \

Definition of Graptolitoidea

: a group of extinct animals of uncertain systematic rank and position formerly regarded as a division of Hydrozoa but now often placed in the Bryozoa or even associated with the pterobranchs in Hemichordata — see graptolite

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History and Etymology for Graptolitoidea

New Latin, from Graptolitus, genus of Graptolitoidea (alteration of Graptolithus, from Greek graptos painted, written + lithos stone) + -oidea

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“Graptolitoidea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Graptolitoidea. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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