Telotremata

plural noun
Telo·​trema·​ta | \ -rēm- \

Definition of Telotremata

: 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

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Other Words from Telotremata

telotremate \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗mə̇t \ noun, plural -s
telotrematous \ ¦⸗⸗¦mətəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Telotremata

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

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“Telotremata.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Telotremata. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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