Pyramidellidae

plural noun

Py·​ram·​i·​del·​li·​dae
: a large family of marine snails (suborder Taenioglossa) having a conical or turreted dextrally coiled shell but with the apical whorls or embryonic shell sinistrally coiled, a long retractile proboscis, and no radula

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Pyramidella, type genus (from Latin pyramid-, pyramis pyramid + -ella) + -idae

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“Pyramidellidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyramidellidae. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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