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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In conchology, the typical genus of Pleurotomidæ: so called from the notch or slit in the outer lip of the aperture.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any marine gastropod belonging to Pleurotoma, and ether allied genera of the family Pleurotmidæ. The species are very numerous, especially in tropical seas. The outer lip has usually a posterior notch or slit.

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