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)

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of cerithidea

New Latin, probably irregular from Cerithium

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Cerithidea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!