Definition of Anatinacea
: a suborder of Eulamellibranchia of worldwide distribution comprising mollusks that have separate orifices for the ovaries and testes, a small foot, and the hinge of the shell without teeth
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Origin and Etymology of anatinacea
New Latin, from Anatina, genus of mollusks (from Latin anat-, anas duck + New Latin -ina) + -acea
First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
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