Definition of Family pteriidae
1. Noun. Pearl oysters.
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
Literary usage of Family pteriidae
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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. ..."