Petricola

noun Pe·tric·o·la \pə̇‧ˈtrikələ\

Definition of Petricola

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of petricola

New Latin, from petr- + -cola


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