haliotis

noun hal·i·o·tis \ ˌhalēˈōtə̇s \

Definition of haliotis

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Haliotidae) of gastropod mollusks comprising the abalones
2 plural haliotis : any mollusk of the genus Haliotis : abalone

haliotoid

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of haliotis

New Latin, from hali- + Greek ōt-, ous ear


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