neritina

noun

ner·​i·​ti·​na
ˌnerəˈtīnə,
-tēnə
1
capitalized : a genus of ornately marked and brightly colored snails (family Neritidae) chiefly inhabiting fresh and brackish waters
2
plural -s : any snail of the genus Neritina

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin nerita sea snail + New Latin -ina

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“Neritina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neritina. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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