Strophomena

noun
Stroph·​o·​me·​na | \ ˌsträfəˈmēnə\

Definition of Strophomena

: 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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History and Etymology for Strophomena

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

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