Muricidae

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

Definition of Muricidae

  1. :  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

muriciform

\-ˌfȯrm\ adjective

muricine

\ˈmyu̇rəˌsīn, -sə̇n\ adjective

muricoid

\-rəˌkȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of muricidae

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


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