capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Plumatellidae) of freshwater phylactolaematous bryozoans having a chitinous ectocyst and forming branching colonies
plural -s : any bryozoan of the genus Plumatella

Word History


New Latin, from Latin plumatus covered with feathers + New Latin -ella

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“Plumatella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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