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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History and Etymology for Pectinidae

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

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“Pectinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pectinidae. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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