Definition of muricacean in English:

muricacean

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or belonging to the superfamily Muricacea of gastropod molluscs, which includes the muricids.

Pronunciation

muricacean

/ˌmjʊərɪˈkeɪʃən/ /ˌmjɔːrɪˈkeɪʃən/

noun

Zoology
  • A gastropod of the superfamily Muricacea.

Pronunciation

muricacean

/ˌmjʊərɪˈkeɪʃən/ /ˌmjɔːrɪˈkeɪʃən/

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Echo. From scientific Latin Muricacea, superfamily name (from scientific Latin Muric-, Murex + -acea) + -an.