plural noun

: a family of minute marine gastropod mollusks (order Pectinibranchia) having the shells initially spiral but ultimately cylindrical and comprising the blind shells

Word History


New Latin, from Caecum, type genus (from Latin, neuter of caecus blind) + -idae

First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caecidae was circa 1849

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“Caecidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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