noun Rhab·do·pleu·ra \ˌrabdōˈplu̇rə\

Definition of Rhabdopleura

  1. :  a widely distributed genus of marine compound animals having two tentacle-bearing arms and usually classed as hemichordates in the order Pterobranchia

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Origin and Etymology of rhabdopleura

New Latin, from rhabd- + Greek pleura side, rib — more at pleurisy

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to cast off or become cast off

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