plural noun

: a family of herbivorous marine snails (order Pectinibranchia) having nonoperculate oval shells strongly sculptured with axial ribs and spiral ridges forming a latticelike pattern see cancellaria

Word History


New Latin, from Cancellaria, type genus + -idae

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“Cancellariidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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