Definition of naticid in English:

naticid

noun

Zoology
  • A member of the family Naticidae of carnivorous marine gastropod molluscs, a moon snail.

adjective

Zoology
  • Belonging to, characteristic of, or relating to the family Naticidae.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary. From scientific Latin Naticidae, family name from Natica + -idae.

Pronunciation

naticid

/ˈnatɪsɪd/