Ptychodera

noun
Pty·chod·era | \tīˈkädərə\

Definition of Ptychodera 

: a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Ptychoderidae) of enteropneusts

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History and Etymology for Ptychodera

New Latin, probably from ptych- + Greek derē neck, throat

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