Terebratula

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terebratula

Origin: Nl, dim. Fr. Terebratus, p.p, perforated.

(Science: zoology) A genus of brachiopods which includes many living and some fossil species. The larger valve has a perforated beak, through which projects a short peduncle for attachment.

Synonym: lamp shell.

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