Siliquaria

noun Sil·i·qua·ria \ˌsiləˈkwa(a)rēə\

Definition of Siliquaria

  1. :  a genus of worm shells (family Vermetidae) sometimes placed in a separate family and comprising forms that differ from those of the genus Vermetus in having a continuous slit or row of clefts or pores throughout the whorls of the shell

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Origin and Etymology of siliquaria

New Latin, from Latin siliqua pod, husk + New Latin -aria


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