plural noun
Cer·​i·​thi·​idae | \ ˌserəˈthīəˌdē \

Definition of Cerithiidae

: a family of slender elongated spirally coiled gastropod mollusks (order Pectinibranchia) comprising the horn shells of fresh and brackish waters

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Other Words from Cerithiidae

cerithioid \ səˈrithēˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cerithiidae

New Latin, from Cerithium, type genus + -idae

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“Cerithiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cerithiidae. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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