aplacophoran

aplacophoran

[ap-luh-kof-er-uhn]
noun Zoology.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Aplacophor(a) the class name (a- a-6 + Greek plak-, stem of pláx flat object, tablet + -o- -o- + -phora, neuter plural of -phoros bearing, -phorous) + -an

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aplacophoran

noun
deep-water wormlike mollusks lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine slimy spicules on the covering mantle [syn: solenogaster
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