Definition of Loricifera in US English:

Loricifera

plural noun

Zoology
  • A minor phylum of minute marine invertebrates (genus Nanaloricus), resembling rotifers and living in gravel.

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Latin lorica ‘breastplate’ + ferre ‘to bear’.

Pronunciation

Loricifera

/ˌlôriˈsifərə/