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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See lamellibranch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the Pelecypoda.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as lamellibranchiate.
  • n. A marine or freshwater mollusk having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together; a member of the Pelecypoda.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a hatchet-shaped foot; of or pertaining to the Pelecypoda; lamellibranchiate, as a mollusk.
  • n. A bivalve mollusk; a lamellibranch.

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

  • adj. bivalve
  • n. marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together

Etymologies

From New Latin Pelecypoda, class name : Greek pelekus, ax + New Latin -poda, -pod.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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