Polinices

noun
Pol·​i·​ni·​ces | \ ˌpäləˈnīˌsēz \

Definition of Polinices

: a genus of predacious marine snails (family Naticidae) having rather large globose shells and feeding chiefly on other mollusks (as clams) by drilling their way through the shell with their radula and extracting the soft parts within

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History and Etymology for Polinices

New Latin, irregular from Latin Polynices, legendary Theban warrior prince, from Greek Polyneikēs

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“Polinices.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polinices. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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