naticAE
natica at"i*ca, n.; pl. {naticas}, L. {natic[AE]} (-s[=e]). (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods belonging to {Natica}, {Lunatia}, {Neverita}, and other allied genera (family {Naticid[ae]}.) They burrow beneath the sand, or mud, and drill other shells. [1913 Webster]

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  • naticid — adj. [LL. naticae, buttocks] (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) Pertaining to Natica , a genus of carnivorous sea snail …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • fesse — (fè s ) s. f. 1°   Chacune des deux parties charnues du derrière de l homme et du singe. •   Mais, ne se fiant pas tout à fait à la prière, il [le père Canaye] s éloignait insensiblement du maréchal [qui tenait un couteau levé sur lui] par un… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • natica — {{hw}}{{natica}}{{/hw}}s. f. Ciascuna delle due masse muscolari formate dai glutei. ETIMOLOGIA: dal lat. parl. *naticae, da nates ‘natiche’ …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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