plural noun

: an order of brachiopods having the opening for the peduncle shared by both valves in earlier stages but usually confined to one in later stages and more or less limited below by a pair of deltidial plates and having spiral arms that are supported by calcareous bars, loops, or spirals
plural -s

Word History


New Latin, from tel- entry 2 + Greek trēmata, plural of trēma hole

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“Telotremata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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