Definition of Tellinacea
: a suborder or other division of Eulamellibranchia comprising usually rather small and bottom-dwelling mollusks with separate siphons, a large strong foot, and often brightly colored shells and including the sunset shells, surf clams, and wedge shells
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Origin and Etymology of tellinacea
New Latin, from Tellina + -acea
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