Definition of mollusc. Meaning of mollusc. Synonyms of mollusc

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Definition of mollusc

Mollusc
Mollusc Mol"lusc, n. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Mollusk.
mollusc
Mollusk Mol"lusk, n. [F. mollusque, L. mollusca a kind of soft nut with a thin shell, fr. molluscus soft, mollis soft. See Mollify.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Mollusca. [Written also mollusc.]

Meaning of mollusc from wikipedia

- Arthropoda. The members are known as molluscs or mollusks (/ˈmɒləsk/). Around 85,000 extant species of molluscs are recognized. The number of fossil species...
- The mollusc (or mollusk) s**** is typically a calcareous exoskeleton which encloses, supports and protects the soft parts of an animal in the phylum Mollusca...
- robe or cloak, adjective pallial) is a significant part of the anatomy of molluscs: it is the dorsal body wall which covers the visceral m**** and usually...
- siphon is an anatomical structure which is part of the body of aquatic molluscs in three cl****es: Gastropoda, Bivalvia and Cephalopoda (members of these...
- The molluscs have the widest variety of eye morphologies of any phylum, and a large degree of variation in their function. Cephalopods such as octopus...
- A ctenidium is a respiratory organ or gill which is found in many mollusks. This structure exists in bivalves, cephalopods, Polyplacophorans (chitons)...
- of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner s**** layer; it is also the material of which pearls are composed...
- Freshwater molluscs are those members of the Phylum Mollusca which live in freshwater habitats, both lotic (flowing water) such as rivers, streams, canals...
- medium to large-sized edible, mainly sal****er mussels, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Mytilidae. Species within the genus Mytilus include: Mytilus...
- as well as insects and spiders), and Echinodermata. While many marine molluscs are used for food, only a few have been domesticated, including squid,...
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