Cerithidea

noun
Cer·​i·​thid·​ea | \ ˌserəˈthidēə \

Definition of Cerithidea

: 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)

History and Etymology for Cerithidea

New Latin, probably irregular from Cerithium

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“Cerithidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cerithidea. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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