plural noun

: 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


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

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“Pyramidellidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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