Tellinacea

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

Definition of Tellinacea

  1. :  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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