Oleacinidae

plural noun
Ole·​a·​cin·​i·​dae | \ -sinəˌdē \

Definition of Oleacinidae

: a family of carnivorous land snails (suborder Stylommatophcra) that feed chiefly on other snails — see euglandina

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History and Etymology for Oleacinidae

New Latin, from Oleacina, type genus + -idae

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“Oleacinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oleacinidae. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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