plural noun

Definition of Littorinidae

: a large nearly cosmopolitan family of snails (suborder Taenioglossa) that have broad conical shells with round aperture and horny operculum, that are chiefly littoral in salt water or brackish or fresh water and are remarkably resistant to desiccation, and that feed on algae

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Other Words from Littorinidae

littorinidian \ -​rə̇ˈnidēən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for Littorinidae

New Latin, from Littorina, type genus + -idae

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“Littorinidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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