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

Definition of Phoronidea

: 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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New Latin, from Phoronis + -idea

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“Phoronidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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