Definition of polyplacophoran in English:

polyplacophoran

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the class Polyplacophora of gastropod molluscs, which comprises the chitons.

noun

Zoology
  • A mollusc of the class Polyplacophora, a chiton.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Polyplacophora + -an.

Pronunciation

polyplacophoran

/ˌpɒlɪpləˈkɒf(ə)rən/