Strophomena

noun Stroph·o·me·na \ˌsträfəˈmēnə\

Definition of Strophomena

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Strophomenidae) of extinct brachiopods having a long hinge, sharply limited muscle scars, and resupinate shell

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Origin and Etymology of strophomena

New Latin, irregular from Greek strophōma hinge (akin to Greek strephein to turn) + mēnē moon; from its hinge and concavo-convex shell — more at strophe, moon


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