Tes`ti*car"di*nes\, n. pl. [NL. See Test a shell, and Cardo.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of brachiopods including those which have a calcareous shell furnished with a hinge and hinge teeth. Terebratula and Spirifer are examples.
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