ra·​nel·​la | \ rəˈnelə \

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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History and Etymology for ranella

New Latin, from Latin rana frog + New Latin -ella

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“Ranella.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranella. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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