plural noun
Stroph·​o·​men·​i·​dae | \ -ˈmenəˌdē \

Definition of Strophomenidae

: a family of Ordovician to Permian brachiopods that are usually isolated in a distinct superfamily or suborder of Telotremata but are sometimes placed in a separate order — see strophomena

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History and Etymology for Strophomenidae

New Latin, from Strophomena, type genus + -idae

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“Strophomenidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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