plural noun
Ep·​i·​to·​ni·​idae | \ ˌepətəˈnīəˌdē \

Definition of Epitoniidae

: a family of marine gastropod mollusks (suborder Taenioglossa) having an elongated conical shell with many whorls and elevated ribs, a horny operculum, and a short siphon and including the wentletraps

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History and Etymology for Epitoniidae

New Latin, from Epitonium, type genus + -idae

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“Epitoniidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epitoniidae. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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