Tropidoleptus

noun
Trop·​i·​do·​lep·​tus | \ ˌträpədōˈleptəs \

Definition of Tropidoleptus

: a genus of articulate brachiopods widely distributed in Devonian formations where they are important index fossils and characterized by a concavo-convex shell wide at the hinge and with broad rounded ribs

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History and Etymology for Tropidoleptus

New Latin, from tropido- (from Greek tropid-, tropis ship's keel) + Greek leptos small; akin to Greek tropos turn

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“Tropidoleptus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tropidoleptus. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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