plural noun

: a family of marine bivalve mollusks (order Protobranchia) related to and formerly included in Nuculidae but distinguished by a shell that is produced posteriorly and considerably elongated see beaked cockle

Word History


New Latin, from Nuculana, type genus + -idae

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“Nuculanidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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