plural noun
Strom·​bi·​dae | \ -mbəˌdē \

Definition of Strombidae

: a family of large marine gastropod mollusks (suborder Taenioglossa) comprising numerous chiefly tropical conchs — see strombus

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History and Etymology for Strombidae

New Latin, from Strombus, type genus + -idae

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“Strombidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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