plural noun
Poly·​pla·​coph·​o·​ra | \ ˌpälēˌplaˈkäfərə, -älə̇ˌp- \

Definition of Polyplacophora

: 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

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Other Words from Polyplacophora

polyplacophoran \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗¦⸗fərən \ adjective or noun
polyplacophore \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈplakəˌfō(ə)r \ noun, plural -s
polyplacophorous \ ¦⸗⸗¦pla¦käfərəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Polyplacophora

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 2 Dec. 2020.

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