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

Definition of Terebratulidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Terebratulidae

New Latin Terebratula, type genus + -idae

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