Definition of Muricidae
: a large family of gastropod mollusks (suborder Stenoglossa) marked by elongated sculptured shells often with rows of protuberances or spines, long siphon canal, and sessile eyes
muricine\ˈmyu̇rəˌsīn, -sə̇n\ adjective
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Origin and Etymology of muricidae
New Latin, from Muric-, Murex, type genus + -idae
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