protaspis

noun pro·tas·pis \-pə̇s\

Definition of protaspis

plural

protaspides

\-pəˌdēz\
  1. :  the minute discoid or oval first larval form of a trilobite that has a well-marked axial lobe, large head region, and but little segmentation

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Origin and Etymology of protaspis

New Latin, from prot- + -aspis


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