Definition of Abdominalia in English:

Abdominalia

noun

Zoology historical
  • 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.

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.

Pronunciation:

Abdominalia

/abˌdɒmɪˈneɪlɪə/