Donacidae

plural noun
Do·nac·i·dae | \ dōˈnasəˌdē \

Definition of Donacidae 

: a family of marine bivalve mollusks (suborder Tellinacea) comprising the wedge shells that are especially abundant in warm shallow seas — see donax

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History and Etymology for Donacidae

New Latin, from Donac-, Donax, type genus + -idae

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doña

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Donacidae

donaciform

donack

donah

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