Cerithidea

noun Cer·i·thid·ea \ˌserəˈthidēə\

Definition of Cerithidea

  1. :  a genus of brackish-water snails (family Cerithiidae) having a long usually dark brown or blackish spiral shell, common on tidal mud flats, and including intermediate hosts of the intestinal fluke (Heterophyses heterophyses)

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Origin and Etymology of cerithidea

New Latin, probably irregular from Cerithium


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