spirifer

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin spira(a coil) + fero(I bear).

Noun[edit]

spirifer ‎(plural spirifers)

  1. (paleontology) Any of numerous species of fossil brachiopods of the generaSpirifer and †Delthyris and allied genera in order †Spiriferida, in which the long calcareous supports of the arms form a large spiral, or helix, on each side.

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