Definition of Mollusca. Meaning of Mollusca. Synonyms of Mollusca

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Definition of Mollusca

Mollusca
Mollusca Mol*lus"ca, n. pl. [NL. See Mollusk.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, including the classes Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, PteropodaScaphopoda, and Lamellibranchiata, or Conchifera. These animals have an unsegmented bilateral body, with most of the organs and parts paired, but not repeated longitudinally. Most of them develop a mantle, which incloses either a branchial or a pulmonary cavity. They are generally more or less covered and protected by a calcareous shell, which may be univalve, bivalve, or multivalve. Note: Formerly the Brachiopoda, Bryzoa, and Tunicata were united with the Lamellibranchiata in an artificial group called Acephala, which was also included under Mollusca. See Molluscoudea.

Meaning of Mollusca from wikipedia

- Mollusca is the second largest phylum of invertebrate animals. The members are known as molluscs or mollusks (/ˈmɒləsk/). Around 85,000 extant species...
- The evolution of the molluscs is the way in which the Mollusca, one of the largest groups of invertebrate animals, evolved. This phylum includes gastropods...
- Leucogyrophana mollusca is a fungus of the genus Leucogyrophana and family Hygrophoropsidaceae. Leucogyrophana mollusca in Index Fungorum...
- trochozoans clade include animals in five phyla: the Nemertea, the Annelida, the Mollusca and the two Brachiozoan phyla, Brachiopoda and Phoronida.     . Paps, Jordi;...
- Freshwater molluscs are those members of the Phylum Mollusca which live in freshwater habitats, both lotic (flowing water) such as rivers, streams, canals...
- cephalopod. Belemnite Hamites Lituites Paleontological Institute. "Part K, Mollusca 3". Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Archived from the original on...
- slugs, as they are a family of opistobranchs (sea slugs), with the phylum Mollusca (molluscs), but many sea slugs belong to several taxonomic groups which...
- molluscus (as Leucogyrophana mollusca). Several more species were described, but DNA testing in 2001 found that L. mollusca was isolated genetically from...
- Caudofoveata is a small cl**** within the phylum Mollusca, also known as Chaetodermomorpha. The cl**** is often combined with Solenogastres and termed Aplacophora...
- Conchifera is a subphylum of the phylum Mollusca. It comprises all of the s****-bearing cl****es of molluscs, including the snails, clams, tusk s****,...
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