Definition of tellinid in English:

tellinid

noun

Zoology
  • Any of numerous burrowing, marine bivalve molluscs constituting the family Tellinidae, having flattened shells and very long siphons.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the mollusc family Tellinidae; designating a mollusc of this family.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Tellina, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Tellinidae, family name.

Pronunciation

tellinid

/tɛˈlʌɪnɪd/