Pleurotomaria

noun Pleu·ro·to·mar·ia \ˌplu̇rətəˈma(a)rēə\

Definition of Pleurotomaria

  1. :  a large genus of nearly extinct two-gilled gastropods (suborder Rhipidoglossa) usually having a trochiform nacreous shell with a broad sinus in the outer margin of the last whorl that extends back around the whorls as a raised band

pleurotomariid

adjective or noun

pleurotomarioid

\-ēˌȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of pleurotomaria

New Latin, from pleur- + -toma + -aria


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