Muricidae

plural noun
Mu·​ric·​i·​dae | \myu̇ˈrisəˌdē\

Definition of Muricidae 

: a large family of gastropod mollusks (suborder Stenoglossa) marked by elongated sculptured shells often with rows of protuberances or spines, long siphon canal, and sessile eyes

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Other Words from Muricidae

muriciform \-​ˌfȯrm \ adjective
muricine \ˈmyu̇rəˌsīn, -​sə̇n \ adjective
muricoid \-​rəˌkȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Muricidae

New Latin, from Muric-, Murex, type genus + -idae

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