planospiral

adjective
pla·​no·​spiral | \ ¦plānō+ \
variants: or less commonly planispiral \ ¦plānə+ \

Definition of planospiral

: having the shell coiled in one plane used especially of foraminifers and gastropod mollusks

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Other Words from planospiral

planospirally \ "+ \ adverb

History and Etymology for planospiral

planospiral from plan- entry 2 + spiral; planispiral from plani- + spiral

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“Planospiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/planospiral. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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