Acmaeidae

plural noun
Ac·​mae·​idae | \ ak-ˈmē-ə-ˌdē \

Definition of Acmaeidae

: a family of gastropod mollusks (suborder Docoglossa) comprising the typical limpets with conical shell, fringed mantle, and a single plumelike ctenidium — see acmaea

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History and Etymology for Acmaeidae

New Latin, from Acmaea, type genus + -idae

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“Acmaeidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acmaeidae. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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