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

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History and Etymology for Productus

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

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“Productus.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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