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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“Nucula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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