plural noun
Sub·​mytilacea | \ "+ \

Definition of Submytilacea

: a suborder of Eulamellibranchia comprising bivalve mollusks with an equivalve shell, an external ligament, a mantle that is only slightly closed, and siphons that if present are short

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History and Etymology for Submytilacea

New Latin, from sub- + Mytilacea

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“Submytilacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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