Rhynchonella

noun Rhyn·cho·nel·la \ˌriŋkəˈnelə\

Definition of Rhynchonella

  1. :  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

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of rhynchonella

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


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