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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A division of brachiopods including those which have a calcareous shell furnished with a hinge and hinge teeth. Terebratula and Spirifer are examples.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A prime division of brachiopods, including those which have a hinged calcareous shell: opposed to Ecardines: same as Arthropomata.

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