Pleurotomaria

noun

Pleu·​ro·​to·​mar·​ia
ˌplu̇rətəˈma(a)rēə
: 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
¦⸗⸗⸗¦ma(a)rēə̇d
adjective or noun
pleurotomarioid
-ēˌȯid
adjective or noun

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Etymology

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

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“Pleurotomaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pleurotomaria. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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