Definition of ranella
1 capitalized : a genus of marine snails related to Triton having a thick shell usually with two lateral varices continuous over all the whorls
2 plural -s : any snail of the genus Ranella
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Origin and Etymology of ranella
New Latin, from Latin rana frog + New Latin -ella
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