Pupillidae

plural noun
Pu·​pil·​li·​dae | \ pyüˈpiləˌdē \

Definition of Pupillidae

: a large family of usually small pulmonate land snails having a long spiral often somewhat cylindrical shell generally with a narrowed and more or less toothed aperture — compare pupa shell

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History and Etymology for Pupillidae

New Latin, from Pupilla, type genus (from diminutive of pupa) + -idae

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“Pupillidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pupillidae. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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