: a genus of small marine snails (suborder Rhipidoglossa) having several long ciliated tentacles on each side of the body and a small spiral shell the last whorl of which has a broad fissure or sinus

Word History


New Latin, from Latin scissura scissure + -ella

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“Scissurella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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