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A fossil bivalve mollusc of the family Monopleuridae (now usually included in the family Caprotinidae).
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Archibald Geikie (1835–1924), geologist and historian. From scientific Latin Monopleura, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Monopleuridae, family name.
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