Murex

Murex is a genus of medium to large sized predatory tropical sea snails. These are carnivorous marine gastropod molluscs in the family Muricidae, commonly called `murexes` or `rock snails`. The common name murex is still used for a large number of species in the family Muricidae which were originally given the Latin generic name Murex in the p...
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Murex

• (n.) A genus of marine gastropods, having rough, and frequently spinose, shells, which are often highly colored inside; the rock shells. They abound in tropical seas.
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Murex

Mu'rex noun ; plural Murices . [ Latin , the purple fish.] (Zoology) A genus of marine gastropods, having rough, and frequently spinose, shells, which are often highly colored inside; the rock shells. They abound in tropical seas.
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murex

any of the marine snails constituting the family Muricidae (subclass Prosobranchia of the class Gastropoda). Typically the elongated or heavy shell ... [3 related articles]
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Murex

The Murex is a genus of gastropod molluscs resembling the whelk. They have a spiral shell, rough with three or more ranges of spines simple or branched. The animals are carnivorous and produce a purple dye, which in the case of a certain Mediterranean species was one of the sources of Tyrian purple.
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