Definition of Family Cardiidae
1. Noun. Somewhat heart-shaped sand-burrowing bivalve mollusks.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Bivalvia, Class Bivalvia, Class Lamellibranchia, Class Pelecypoda, Lamellibranchia
Member holonyms: Cardium, Genus Cardium
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Cardiidae
Literary usage of Family Cardiidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"Synopsis of the family Cardiidae and of the North American species. US Nat . Mus., Proc., vol. 23, No. 1214, pp. 381-392. 1901b. ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.), Royal Society of Victoria (1903)
"Very common in Port Phillip ; Western Port ; Anderson's Inlet and Kilcunda (WH Ferguson). Family CARDIIDAE. Genus Cardium, Linnaeus, 1758. ..."