plural noun

in some especially former classifications
: an order that comprises starfishes with dorsal paxillae and is sometimes retained as a suborder of Phanerozonia

Word History


New Latin, from neuter plural of (assumed) New Latin paxillosus, from New Latin paxilla + Latin -osus -ose

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“Paxillosa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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