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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A term formerly used for all the bivalve shells or lamellibranchiate mollusks, but now superseded by the class names Acephala, Conchifera, and Lamellibranchiata.

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  • n. oysters; clams; scallops; mussels


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