plural noun
Jan·​thin·​i·​dae | \ janˈthinəˌdē \

Definition of Janthinidae

: a family of marine snails (suborder Taenioglossa) comprising the violet snails and floating at the surface by means of a raft of air bubbles enclosed in hardened mucus secreted by the foot — see janthina

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History and Etymology for Janthinidae

New Latin, from Janthina, type genus + -idae

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“Janthinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Janthinidae. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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