personid

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personid (plural personids)

  1. (zoology) Any member of the family Personidae of molluscs.
    • 1995, Geerat J. Vermeij, A Natural History of Shells[1], page 31:
      In the personid genus Distorsio, varix formation is accompanied by a reorientation of the aperture.
    • 2010, John Wesley Tunnell, Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells[2], page 183:
      Current research shows the personids to be more similar anatomically to the Ficidae than to the Ranellidae (Beu 1998).
    • 2014, M. G. Harasewych, The Book of Shells: A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells[3]:
      The genus name is a good descriptor of the shells of personids, most of which are moderately to severely distorted.

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