Hinnites

noun

Hin·​ni·​tes
hiˈnīt(ˌ)ēz
: a genus of scallops (family Pectinidae) containing forms that become attached to the substrate with consequent thickening and modification of the shell to resemble that of an oyster and including the rock oyster (H. giganteus) of the Pacific coast of North America

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin hinnus + New Latin -ites

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“Hinnites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hinnites. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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