Marginellidae

plural noun Mar·gi·nel·li·dae \-ləˌdē\

Definition of Marginellidae

  1. :  a large nearly cosmopolitan family of small marine snails (suborder Stenoglossa) with strong porcelaneous often somewhat pear-shaped shell having a long narrow aperture and a thickened outer lip — see marginella

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Origin and Etymology of marginellidae

New Latin, from Marginella, type genus + -idae


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