Gryphaea

noun Gry·phaea \grə̇ˈfēə, grīˈ-\

Definition of Gryphaea

  1. 1 :  a genus of fossil mollusks related to the oyster but having the left valve arched with an incurved beak and the right valve flat

  2. 2 in some classifications :  crassostrea

gryphaeoid

\ˈgrifēˌȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gryphaea

New Latin, from Latin gryphus or gryph-, gryps griffin — more at griffin


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