Muricidae

plural noun

Mu·​ric·​i·​dae
myu̇ˈrisəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Muricidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Muricidae. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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