Pro·​duc·​tus | \ prəˈdəktəs\

Definition of Productus

: a genus of extinct articulate brachiopods characteristic of Carboniferous and Permian strata, lacking a pedicle but often anchored by spines on the shell, and including the largest known brachiopods some of which (as P. giganteus) attain a width of one foot

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Productus

New Latin, from Latin, lengthened, protracted, from past participle of producere to bring forth, produce, pull out

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on Productus

What made you want to look up Productus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing great care, attention, and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!