onychophoran

noun
on·​y·​choph·​o·​ran | \ ˌä-ni-ˈkä-fə-rən How to pronounce onychophoran (audio) \

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onychophoran adjective

First Known Use of onychophoran

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for onychophoran

New Latin Onychophora, group name, from Greek onych-, onyx claw + -phoros -phore

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The first known use of onychophoran was circa 1890

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“Onychophoran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onychophoran. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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