Definition of Monoplacophora in English:

Monoplacophora

noun

Zoology
  • A class of mainly extinct univalved marine molluscs with a limpet-shaped shell, whose surviving members are found in deep water. Also (usually in form monoplacophora): molluscs of this class.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From scientific Latin Monoplacophora, class name from mono- + ancient Greek πλακο-, πλάξ flat plate, tablet + -ϕόρος, after Polyplacophora.

Pronunciation

Monoplacophora

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)pləˈkɒf(ə)rə/