Truncatella

noun Trun·ca·tel·la \ˌtrəŋkəˈtelə\

Definition of Truncatella

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of truncatella

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


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