Definition of Family pteriidae

1. Noun. Pearl oysters.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Pteriidae

family Procellariidae
family Procyonidae
family Proteaceae
family Proteidae
family Prunellidae
family Pseudococcidae
family Pseudomonodaceae
family Psilophytaceae
family Psilotaceae
family Psittacidae
family Psocidae
family Psophiidae
family Psychodidae
family Psyllidae
family Pteridaceae
family Pteriidae
family Pteroclididae
family Pterodactylidae
family Ptilonorhynchidae
family Pucciniaceae
family Pulicidae
family Punicaceae
family Pygopodidae
family Pyralidae
family Pyralididae
family Pyrolaceae
family Pyrrhocoridae
family Pythiaceae
family Pythonidae
family Rachycentridae

Literary usage of Family pteriidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Beyond Price: Pearls and Pearl-fishing : Origins to the Age of Discoveries by R. A. Donkin (1998)
"Genera— Pteria and Pinctada: The family pteriidae is composed of nine or ten genera.6 By far the most important of these, as sources of pearls, ..."

2. Bulletin (1911)
"Locality: Lake Church quarry where the specimens are all in the form of casts. Family PTERIIDAE Meek. ..."

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