Rachiglossa

plural noun
Ra·​chi·​glos·​sa | \ ˌrākēˈgläsə \

Definition of Rachiglossa

: a division of Stenoglossa (order Pectinibranchia) comprising marine mostly carnivorous gastropods having typically a long retractile proboscis, a distinct siphon, and the radula with three or one longitudinal series of teeth of which each may bear many cusps and including many of the large ornamental shells (as the miter shells, murices, olive shells, volutes, and whelks)

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Other Words from Rachiglossa

rachiglossate \ ¦⸗⸗¦gläˌsāt \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Rachiglossa

New Latin, from rachi- + -glossa

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“Rachiglossa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rachiglossa. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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