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

Definition of Marginellidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Marginellidae

New Latin, from Marginella, type genus + -idae

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“Marginellidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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