plural noun
An·​cyl·​i·​dae | \ aŋˈkiləˌdē, anˈsi- \

Definition of Ancylidae

: a cosmopolitan family of small thin-shelled conical pulmonate snails related to the Planorbidae — compare freshwater limpet

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First Known Use of Ancylidae

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ancylidae

New Latin, from Ancylus, type genus + -idae

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“Ancylidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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