Neritidae

plural noun Ne·rit·i·dae \nə̇ˈritəˌdē\

Definition of Neritidae

  1. :  a family of operculate snails (suborder Rhipidoglossa) with turbinate shells having the aperture shaped like a half-moon and a columella resembling a shelf — see nerita, neritina

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Origin and Etymology of neritidae

New Latin, from Nerita, type genus + -idae


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