Definition of Family Cardiidae

1. Noun. Somewhat heart-shaped sand-burrowing bivalve mollusks.

Exact synonyms: Cardiidae
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Bivalvia, Class Bivalvia, Class Lamellibranchia, Class Pelecypoda, Lamellibranchia
Member holonyms: Cardium, Genus Cardium

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Cardiidae

family Canidae
family Cannabidaceae
family Cannaceae
family Capitonidae
family Capparidaceae
family Caprifoliaceae
family Caprimulgidae
family Caproidae
family Capromyidae
family Capsidae
family Carabidae
family Carangidae
family Carapidae
family Carcharhinidae
family Carchariidae
family Cardiidae (current term)
family Cariamidae
family Caricaceae
family Carpinaceae
family Caryocaraceae
family Caryophyllaceae
family Castoridae
family Casuaridae
family Casuarinaceae
family Cathartidae
family Catostomidae
family Caviidae
family Cebidae
family Cecidomyidae
family Cecropiaceae

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. ..."

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