Definition of Neopilina in English:

Neopilina

noun

Zoology
  • A genus of primitive deep-sea univalve molluscs belonging to the class Monoplacophora.

Origin

1950s. From scientific Latin Neopilina from neo- + Pilina, name of a genus of fossil monoplacophorans, of uncertain origin (E. Koken 1925).

Pronunciation

Neopilina

/ˌniːəʊpɪˈlʌɪnə/