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

Definition of Pleurotomaria

: 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

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Other Words from Pleurotomaria

pleurotomariid \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦ma(a)rēə̇d \ adjective or noun
pleurotomarioid \ -​ēˌȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Pleurotomaria

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

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“Pleurotomaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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