terebratula

noun
ter·​e·​brat·​u·​la | \ ˌterəˈbrachələ \

Definition of terebratula

1 capitalized : a genus of articulate brachiopods with arms borne by a calcareous loop and a short peduncle projecting through the shell that is type of a family Terebratulidae
2 plural terebratulas\ -​ləz \ or terebratulae\ -​ˌlē \ : a brachiopod of the genus Terebratula : lamp shell

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Other Words from terebratula

terebratular \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗lə(r) \ adjective
terebratuline \ -​ˌlīn , -​lə̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for terebratula

New Latin, from Latin terebratus + -ula

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“Terebratula.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terebratula. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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