Pycnodonta

noun

Pyc·​no·​don·​ta
ˌpiknəˈdäntə
: a genus of large tropical oysters having strongly scalloped shells with crinkled ridges on each side of the hinge and occurring chiefly on coral reefs

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pycn- + -odonta

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“Pycnodonta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pycnodonta. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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