Pyramidellidae

plural noun
Py·​ram·​i·​del·​li·​dae

Definition of Pyramidellidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Pyramidellidae

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 28 Sep. 2021.

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