Pilidae

plural noun Pil·i·dae \ˈpiləˌdē\

Definition of Pilidae

  1. :  a family of oviparous freshwater snails having the respiratory cavity modified to permit breathing in either air or water — see apple snail, pila

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Origin and Etymology of pilidae

New Latin, from Pila, type genus + -idae


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