plural noun
Peri·​py·​lea | \ ˌperəˌpīˈlēə \

Definition of Peripylea

: a suborder of Radiolaria comprising mostly spherical protozoans without skeletons or with simple spicules and with the central capsule uniformly perforated

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History and Etymology for Peripylea

New Latin, from peri- + -pylea (from Greek pylē gate)

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“Peripylea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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