Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of keyhole-limpets of the family Fissurellidæ. F. nodosa is an example.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of marine gastropod mollusks, having a conical or limpetlike shell, with an opening at the apex; -- called also keyhole limpet.

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  • noun zoology Any of the genus Fissurella of marine gastropod mollusks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun type genus of the family Fissurellidae: keyhole limpets

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

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