Pectinacea

plural noun
Pec·​ti·​na·​cea | \ ˌpektəˈnāshēə \

Definition of Pectinacea

: a suborder of Filibranchia comprising active bivalve mollusks that have a fan-shaped shell and no siphons including the typical pectens and related forms

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Other Words from Pectinacea

pectinacean \ ˌpektəˈnäsh(ē)ən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for Pectinacea

New Latin, from Pectin-, Pecten, type genus + -acea

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“Pectinacea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pectinacea. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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