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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the aplacophora; a deep-water wormlike mollusk lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine limy spicules on the covering mantle.

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  • n. deep-water wormlike mollusks lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine slimy spicules on the covering mantle


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  • Some authors propose the clade to represent the most basal branch within Mollusca, while others claim aplacophoran mollusks (Solenogastres and Caudofoveata) to be derived.

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  • The phylogenetic status of the aplacophoran mollusk taxon Solenogastres (Neomeniomorpha) is controversially discussed.

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