cardita

noun
car·di·ta | \ kärˈdītə , -ˈē- \

Definition of cardita 

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Carditidae) of marine lamellibranch mollusks resembling the cockles but lacking siphons and having a short foot

2 plural -s : any mollusk of the genus Cardita

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History and Etymology for cardita

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

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