nerita

noun
ne·ri·ta | \ nə̇ˈrītə \

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

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Other words from nerita

neritoid \nə̇ˈrīˌtȯid, ˈnerəˌ- \ adjective

History and Etymology for nerita

New Latin, from Latin, sea snail, from Greek nēreitēs, nēritēs, from Nēreus Nereus

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