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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