Noun Abdominalia Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abdominalia

Pronunciation:

/abˌdɒmɪˈneɪlɪə/

Definition:
1.

noun

Treated as plural. A former order of barnacles which bore into a variety of calcareous material, comprising typically small, shell-less forms having several pairs of cirri towards the end of the thorax.
    ((n. pl.) A group of cirripeds having abdominal appendages.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Darwin (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection. From scientific Latin Abdominalia from post-classical Latin abdominalis + -ia.

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