plural noun
Opis·​tho·​par·​ia | \ əˌpisthəˈpa(a)rēə \

Definition of Opisthoparia

: an order of trilobites including those in which the genal angles or spines are borne by the free cheeks

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opisthoparian \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦pa(a)rēən \ noun or adjective

History and Etymology for Opisthoparia

New Latin, from opisth- + -paria (from Greek pareia cheek)

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“Opisthoparia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Opisthoparia. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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