Definition of nerita
1 capitalized : the type genus of Neritidae comprising marine snails with the shell short and smooth or spirally ridged and with a thick usually toothed outer lip and a toothed operculum
2 plural -s : any mollusk of the genus Nerita — see bleeding tooth
neritoid\nə̇ˈrīˌtȯid, ˈnerəˌ-\ adjective
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Origin and Etymology of nerita
New Latin, from Latin, sea snail, from Greek nēreitēs, nēritēs, from Nēreus Nereus
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