plural noun Ven·er·a·cea \ˌvenəˈrāshēə\

Definition of Veneracea

  1. :  a suborder of Eulamellibranchia comprising bivalve mollusks with the foot compressed, the siphons generally short, and both adductor muscles present and including the families Veneridae and Petricolidae


adjective or noun


\-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of veneracea

New Latin, from Vener-, Venus, included genus + -acea

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