plural noun
Tel·​li·​na·​cea | \ ˌteləˈnāshēə \

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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History and Etymology for Tellinacea

New Latin, from Tellina + -acea

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“Tellinacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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