Rhipidoglossa

plural noun Rhip·i·do·glos·sa \ˌripədōˈgläsə, -lȯsə\

Definition of Rhipidoglossa

  1. :  a suborder of Aspidobranchia that comprises gastropod mollusks (as the abalones, the top shells, and the keyhole limpets) having a long radula with teeth that are long and hooklike in each transverse row and with indefinitely numerous marginal teeth becoming smaller toward the edges — see helicina

rhipidoglossal

\-səl\ adjective

rhipidoglossate

\-sə̇t, -ˌsāt\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of rhipidoglossa

New Latin, from rhipid- + -glossa


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