plural noun
Tes·​ta·​cea | \ teˈstāsh(ē)ə \

Definition of Testacea

: an order of Rhizopoda containing forms (as of the genera Arcella and Difflugia) with an external test

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Other Words from Testacea

testacean \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗shən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Testacea

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of testaceus covered with a shell

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“Testacea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Testacea. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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