scaphocerite

noun

scaph·​o·​ce·​rite
ˌskafəˈsiˌrīt
plural -s
: a flattened plate on the second joint of the antennae of many crustaceans
scaphoceritic
¦skafəsə̇¦ritik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

scaph- + Greek keras horn + English -ite

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“Scaphocerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scaphocerite. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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