deltidium

noun
del·​tid·​i·​um
plural deltidia\ -​dēə \

Definition of deltidium

1 : a plate partly or wholly closing the delthyrium of certain brachiopods

called also pseudodeltidium

2 : a pair of plates not homologous with the pseudodeltidium that performs the same function in other brachiopods

called also deltidial plates

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New Latin, from Greek delta + New Latin -idium

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