Definition of Calyptraeidae
: a family (order Pectinibranchia) of limpetlike marine gastropod mollusks having a curved internal lamina in the shell — see cup-and-saucer limpet
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Origin and Etymology of calyptraeidae
New Latin, from Calyptraea, type genus (irregular from Greek kalyptra) + -idae
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