marginella

noun mar·gi·nel·la \ ˌmärjəˈnelə \

Definition of marginella

1 capitalized : the type genus of Marginellidae comprising chiefly tropical small glossy white-shelled marine snails
2 plural -s : a mollusk of the genus Marginella or family Marginellidae

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Origin and Etymology of marginella

New Latin, from Latin margin-, margo border + New Latin -ella


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