: a genus (the type of the family Truncatellidae) of snails that are usually terrestrial near the sea but occasionally occur in either salt water or fresh water and that have a small somewhat cylindrical shell which is truncate in the adult and the ctenidium replaced by a pulmonary sac

Word History


New Latin, from Latin truncatus (past participle) + -ella

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“Truncatella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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