protegulum

noun
pro·​tegulum | \(ˈ)prō+\
plural -s

Definition of protegulum 

: the embryonic shell of a brachiopod that is biconvex and smooth and has a wide posterior gape

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History and Etymology for protegulum

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + Latin tegulum covering, from tegere to cover + -ulum (neuter of -ulus -ule)

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