American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See lamellibranch.
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.
- n. zoology Any of the Pelecypoda.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A marine or freshwater mollusk having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together; a member of the Pelecypoda.
- adj. same as lamellibranchiate.
- adj. bivalve.
- n. marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
- From New Latin Pelecypoda, class name : Greek pelekus, ax + New Latin -poda, -pod. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Fenton and Fenton 1937 describe pelecypod burrows and trails near Dawson Pass.”
“It may thus be told from the pelecypod mollusk, such as the clam, whose two valves are not far from equal in size, each being divided into unequal parts by a line dropped from the beak.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘pelecypod’.
very comprehensive list
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calamari? hmm yum
100,000 species just in molluscs
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