Definition of sea snail in English:

sea snail

Syllabification: sea snail


  • 1A marine mollusk, especially one with a spiral shell.
    • Subclass Prosobranchia, class Gastropoda
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    • In Thule, the third most important prey by weight was the bottom-living sea snail, Liparis spp.
    • Vietnam is home to a sea snail that in the process of constructing its house forms extremely rare orange melo pearls.
    • For a while she assisted in his research on the nervous system of a sea snail.
  • 2 another term for snailfish.
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    • Waren said that when he first examined the sea snail, the animal's magnetized scales kept sticking to his forceps.

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