Tropidoleptus

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

Definition of Tropidoleptus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tropidoleptus

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


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