Phoronidea

plural noun Pho·ro·nid·ea \ˌfōrəˈnidēə\

Definition of Phoronidea

  1. :  a group (coextensive with the genus Phoronis) of marine animals of uncertain systematic position that has at various times been associated with the Molluscoidea, the Gephyrea, or the Hemichordata or treated as a separate phylum

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Origin and Etymology of phoronidea

New Latin, from Phoronis + -idea


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