Mactra

noun
Mac·​tra | \ ˈmaktrə \

Definition of Mactra

: the type genus of Mactridae formerly including most members of the family but now restricted to a few somewhat triangular, usually thin-shelled surf clams

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Other Words from Mactra

mactroid \ -​ˌtrȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Mactra

New Latin, from Greek maktra kneading trough, from massein to knead

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“Mactra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mactra. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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