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Avicula

See also: avicula

TranslingualEdit

Pteria colymbus
Pinctada margaritifera

EtymologyEdit

Latin avis (bird) + -ula (diminutive), so called from a supposed resemblance of the typical species to a bird

Proper nounEdit

Avicula f

  1. (obsolete) A taxonomic genus within the family Pteriidae — marine bivalves, having a pearly interior, allied to the pearl oyster; the species of which are now in genera Pteria, Electroma, Pinctada.

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