plumatella

noun plu·ma·tel·la \ˌplüməˈtelə\

Definition of plumatella

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Plumatellidae) of freshwater phylactolaematous bryozoans having a chitinous ectocyst and forming branching colonies

  2. 2 plural -s :  any bryozoan of the genus Plumatella

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Origin and Etymology of plumatella

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


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