Definition of Family 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 Family Helicidae
Literary usage of Family helicidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1891)
"In the family Helicidae he includes twenty-seven genera. The animal of this family is described, " With or without a caudal mucus pore, jaw of many patterns ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1895)
"The above is the type of radula occurring in the great family Helicidae, which includes not only Helix proper, with several thousand species, but also Arion ..."
3. Structural and Systematic Conchology: An Introduction to the Study of the by George Washington Tryon (1882)
"... the family Helicidae. Subfamilies take the termination inse with the name of the principal genus : thus we have the family Muricidae, ..."