noun xe·noph·o·ra \zə̇ˈnäfərə\

Definition of xenophora

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of gastropod mollusks comprising the carrier snails (coextensive with the family Xenophoridae of the suborder Taenioglossa)

  2. 2 plural -s :  any mollusk of the genus Xenophora


\-rən\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of xenophora

New Latin, from xen- + -phora

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