siphonoplax

noun si·phono·plax \sīˈfänəˌplaks, ˈsīfənōˌp-\

Definition of siphonoplax

plural

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  1. :  one of the calcareous plates that protect the siphon of various boring mollusks

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Origin and Etymology of siphonoplax

New Latin, from siphon- + Greek plax flat surface, tablet — more at please


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