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sea snail

Syllabification: sea snail

Definition of sea snail in English:

noun

1A marine mollusk, especially one with a spiral shell.
  • Subclass Prosobranchia, class Gastropoda
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • Waren said that when he first examined the sea snail, the animal's magnetized scales kept sticking to his forceps.

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