terebratula

noun ter·e·brat·u·la \ˌterəˈbrachələ\

Definition of terebratula

  1. 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. 2 plural terebratulas \-ləz\ or terebratulae \-ˌlē\ :  a brachiopod of the genus Terebratula :  lamp shell

terebratular

adjective

terebratuline

\-ˌlīn, -lə̇n\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of terebratula

New Latin, from Latin terebratus + -ula


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