Pelagothuria

noun
Pel·​a·​go·​thu·​ria | \ ˌpeləgōˈthu̇rēə \

Definition of Pelagothuria

: a genus (the type of the family Pelagothuriidae) of free-swimming pelagic holothurians totally lacking skeletal plates

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History and Etymology for Pelagothuria

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 8 Aug. 2022.

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