spiriferous

adjective

spi·​rif·​er·​ous
(ˈ)spī¦rif(ə)rəs
1
a
: having a spiral part or organ
b
: spired
2
[spirifer + -ous] : containing or characterized by brachiopods of the suborder Spiriferacea
used especially of rock

Word History

Etymology

probably from New Latin spirifer spiriferous (from spir- + -fer -ferous) + English -ous

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“Spiriferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiriferous. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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