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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of operculate pulmoniferous mollusks, represented by the European genus Acicula (which see) and the West Indian Geomelania.
  • They have very small turreted shells with few whorls and a thin operculum, the outer lip plain or produced into a tongue, and the eyes on the back of the head.


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