Fissurella

noun

Fis·​su·​rel·​la
ˌfishəˈrələ
: a genus (the type of a cosmopolitan family Fissurellidae) of marine gastropods (suborder Rhipidoglossa) comprising the keyhole limpets and having a conical shell with an opening at the apex

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, diminutive of Latin fissura

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“Fissurella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fissurella. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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