Pectinidae

plural noun Pec·tin·i·dae \ pekˈtinəˌdē \

Definition of Pectinidae

:a family of bivalve mollusks having a single adductor muscle, comprising the pectens, and belonging to and formerly being coextensive with the suborder Pectinacea

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Origin and Etymology of pectinidae

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


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