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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“Muricidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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