plural noun Ter·e·bra·tu·li·dae \ˌterəbrəˈtüləˌdē, -brə‧ˈtyü-\

Definition of Terebratulidae

  1. :  a large family of living and extinct brachiopods usually placed with a few related forms in a distinct superfamily or suborder of the order Telotremata — see terebratula

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of terebratulidae

New Latin Terebratula, type genus + -idae

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Terebratulidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!