plural noun
Ven·​er·​a·​cea | \ ˌvenəˈrāshēə \

Definition of Veneracea

: a suborder of Eulamellibranchia comprising bivalve mollusks with the foot compressed, the siphons generally short, and both adductor muscles present and including the families Veneridae and Petricolidae

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Other Words from Veneracea

veneracean \ ¦⸗⸗¦rāshən \ adjective or noun
veneraceous \ -​shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Veneracea

New Latin, from Vener-, Venus, included genus + -acea

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“Veneracea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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