plural noun
Tripy·​lea | \ -lēə \

Definition of Tripylea

: a suborder of Radiolaria comprising protozoans with or without spiculate skeletons and with the central capsule pierced by three openings

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History and Etymology for Tripylea

New Latin, from tri- + Greek pylē opening, orifice

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“Tripylea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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