: a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Molpadiidae) comprising smooth-bodied burrowing sea cucumbers having a well-developed respiratory tree and a distinct caudal prolongation of a body
noun or adjective

Word History


New Latin, probably after Molpadia, a minor goddess of Greek mythology, from Greek

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“Molpadia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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