(Science: zoology) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe. Whelk tingle, a dog whelk. See Dog.
Origin: OE. Welk, wilk, AS. Weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. Whilk, and Wilk.
Origin: OE. Whelke, dim. Of whele. See Wheal a pustule.
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... about 7mm across, and was growing on nutrient agar. the bacteria was swabbed from within the ovaries of Dicathais orbita, a predatory marine whelk. i'm just not quite sure how to describe the texture or appearance of this thing. is it rugose? thanking folks in advance for any help
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