nucula

noun
nu·cu·la | \ ˈn(y)ükyələ \

Definition of nucula 

1 capitalized : the type genus of Nuculidae

2 plural -s

a : a mollusk of the genus Nucula

b : a nut shell or beaked cockle

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History and Etymology for nucula

New Latin, from Latin, nutlet, from nuc-, nux nut + -ula -ule

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