: a genus (the type of the family Petricolidae) of bivalve mollusks living in holes that they excavate in rocks, clay, or mud and having an oval shell slightly gaping behind, a large mantle, and a small foot

Word History


New Latin, from petr- + -cola

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“Petricola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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