Polyplacophora

plural noun

Poly·​pla·​coph·​o·​ra
ˌpälēˌplaˈkäfərə,
-älə̇ˌp-
: an order of Amphineura comprising the chitons all of which have the foot occupying the whole ventral surface of the body and the shell composed of eight calcified dorsal plates
polyplacophoran
¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗¦⸗fərən
adjective or noun
polyplacophore
ˌ⸗⸗ˈplakəˌfō(ə)r
noun
plural -s
polyplacophorous
¦⸗⸗¦pla¦käfərəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from poly- + plac- + -phora

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“Polyplacophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polyplacophora. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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