ceras

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noun

cer·​as
ˈserəs,
ˈk-
plural cerata
-rətə
: one of the often brightly colored and branching integumentary papillae that serve as gills and occur on the backs of nudibranchs and certain related mollusks

-ceras

2 of 2

noun combining form

-cer·​as
sərəs
: horned one
in generic names of plants and animals
Cyrtoceras
Dinoceras

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin, from Greek keras horn

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek keras

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“Ceras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceras. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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