Definition of Sea snail
1. Noun. Small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish.
Generic synonyms: Scorpaenoid, Scorpaenoid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Liparis, Liparis
Medical Definition of Sea snail
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Literary usage of Sea snail
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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1878)
"sea snail: see LUMP FISH, X. 714, 1 ab. SEA SNIPE : see BELLOWS FISH, and PIPE FISH, XIII. 537, 1 a. Seasoning, of wood, XVI. 704, 1 a. SEASONS, XIV. ..."
2. The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism by Schmidt (Eduard Oskar) (1875)
"These ciliated lobes or vela, merging into one another, are shown on the left in the larva of a sea-snail ..."
3. An Elementary Course in Practical Zoölogy by Buel Preston Colton (1898)
"Sea-snail. Dry. New England coast 2 73. Purpura. Sea-snail. Dry. New England coast 10 74. ... Sea-snail. Ale. New England coast 3 75. Nerita. Sea-snail. ..."