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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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