plural noun
Nec·​trid·​ia | \ nekˈtridēə \

Definition of Nectridia

: an order of Lepospondyli comprising extinct amphibians of the Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian characterized by markedly aquatic forms with the limbs weak or reduced and the body elongated like that of an eel or broadly flattened like that of a skate

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Other Words from Nectridia

nectridian \ (ˈ)⸗¦tridēən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Nectridia

New Latin, from Greek nēktrid-, nēktris female swimmer + New Latin -ia

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“Nectridia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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