from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In conchology: A. genus of tænioglossate holostomatous gastropods, belonging to the family Vermetidæ or made type of the Siliquariidæ, having a tubular shell which begins as a spiral and ends with irregular separated whorls or coils, somewhat like the hard cases of some worms, as serpulas. S. anguina is a typical example.
  • n. A species or an individual of this genus.
  • n. A genus of bivalve mollusks: same as


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