Rhabdopleura

noun
Rhab·​do·​pleu·​ra | \ ˌrabdōˈplu̇rə \

Definition of Rhabdopleura

: 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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History and Etymology for Rhabdopleura

New Latin, from rhabd- + Greek pleura side, rib

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“Rhabdopleura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhabdopleura. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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