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
terebratuline\-ˌlīn, -lə̇n\ adjective
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Origin and Etymology of terebratula
New Latin, from Latin terebratus + -ula
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