Toxoglossa
Toxoglossa Tox`o*glos"sa, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. to`xon a bow + ? tongue.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of marine gastropod mollusks in which the radula are converted into poison fangs. The cone shells ({Conus}), Pleurotoma, and Terebra, are examples. See Illust. of {Cone}, n., 4, {Pleurotoma}, and {Terebra}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Toxoglossa — Toxoglọssa   [griechisch], die Giftzüngler.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • toxoglossa — tox·o·glos·sa …   English syllables

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  • Conidae — Cone snails A group of shells of various species of cone snails Scientific classification Kingdom: Anima …   Wikipedia

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  • Terebra — Ter e*bra, n.; pl. E. {Terebras}, L. {Terebr[ae]}. [L., a borer.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of marine gastropods having a long, tapering spire. They belong to the Toxoglossa. Called also {auger shell}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The boring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Terebrae — Terebra Ter e*bra, n.; pl. E. {Terebras}, L. {Terebr[ae]}. [L., a borer.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of marine gastropods having a long, tapering spire. They belong to the Toxoglossa. Called also {auger shell}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The boring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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