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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A class of marine cephalate Mollusca having a tubular shell open at both ends, a pointed or spadelike foot for burrowing, and many long, slender, prehensile oral tentacles. It includes Dentalium, or the tooth shells, and other similar shells. Called also Prosopocephala, and Solenoconcha.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A class of Mollusca (formerly an order of gastropods), having the foot fitted for burrowing; the tooth-shells, also called Cirribranchiata, Prosopocephala, and Solenoconch√¶.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small class of bilaterally symmetrical marine forms comprising the tooth shells

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