Pelagothuria

noun

Pel·​a·​go·​thu·​ria
ˌpeləgōˈthu̇rēə
: a genus (the type of the family Pelagothuriidae) of free-swimming pelagic holothurians totally lacking skeletal plates

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pelag- + -thuria (as in Holothuria)

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

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