Definition of Fissurella
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of fissurella
New Latin, diminutive of Latin fissura
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