ianthina definition

  • noun:
    • the family members Janthinidae of violet snails.
    • Any gastropod associated with genus Ianthina, that numerous types are found residing mid-ocean; -- labeled as also purple layer, and violet snail.
    • The representative genus of the family Ianthinid√¶; the oceanic violet-snails.
    • [lowercase] A violet-snail.

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