Rhynchonella

noun

Rhyn·​cho·​nel·​la
ˌriŋkəˈnelə
: a genus (the type of the family Rhynchonellidae) of articulate brachiopods having a sharply beaked ridged shell with the dorsal valve convex and the ventral more or less flattened
rhynchonellid
-lə̇d
noun
plural -s
rhynchonelloid
¦⸗⸗¦⸗ˌlȯid
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from rhynchon- (irregular from Greek rhynchos snout) + -ella

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“Rhynchonella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhynchonella. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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