nucula

noun

nu·​cu·​la
ˈn(y)ükyələ
1
capitalized : the type genus of Nuculidae
2
plural -s
a
: a mollusk of the genus Nucula
b
: a nut shell or beaked cockle

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Nucula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nucula. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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