Meaning of muricid in English:

muricid

noun

Zoology
  • A predatory gastropod mollusc of the family Muricidae; a murex.

Pronunciation

muricid

/ˈmjʊərɪsɪd/ /ˈmjɔːrɪsɪd/

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or belonging to the family Muricidae.

Pronunciation

muricid

/ˈmjʊərɪsɪd/ /ˈmjɔːrɪsɪd/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Smithsonian Institution Annual Reports. From scientific Latin Muricidae, family name from Muric-, Murex + -idae.