Definition of Helicidae
1. Noun. Land snails including the common edible snail and some pests.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Member holonyms: Genus Helix, Helix
Group relationships: Order Pulmonata, Pulmonata
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helicidae
Literary usage of Helicidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1895)
"Of the N. American helicidae, ... S. American helicidae, in the sub-genera ... representative of any of the characteristic West Indian helicidae occurs. ..."
2. Essays Upon Heredity and Kindred Biological Problems by August Weismann, Edward Bagnall Poulton, Selmar Schöland, Arthur Everett Shipley (1889)
"Nevertheless direct observations as to the length of life in the mature condition are still wanting.' (4) ' The helicidae live from two to four years ..."
3. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"helicidae. Fig. 798 Fig. 799 Shell with a rather low conical spire and consisting of 5 to 7 ... Key to the genera of helicidae here described: a, Dart sac, ..."
4. The Terrestrial Air-breathing Mollusks of the United States: And the by Amos Binney, Augustus Addison Gould (1851)
"... he still associated them with the helicidae. Mr. Say, in examining and describing H. orbiculata, in 1818, noticed the same peculiarities, and placed it ..."
5. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1907)
"These are on the same geological horizon as the helicidae sandstone. They exist all along the northern coastline, and on the Straits Islands. ..."