Ter`e*brat"u*la (?), n.; pl. Terebratulae (#). [Nl., dim. fr. terebratus, p.p., perforated.] Zool.
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. Called also lamp shell.
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