capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Carditidae) of marine lamellibranch mollusks resembling the cockles but lacking siphons and having a short foot
plural -s : any mollusk of the genus Cardita

Word History


New Latin, from Greek kardia heart + Latin -ita -ite

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“Cardita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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