from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having lamellate gills; pertaining to the Lamellibranchiata, or having their characters.
  • noun One of the Lamellibranchiata, as any ordinary bivalve mollusk. Also lamellibranchiate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the Lamellibranchia (also called Pelecypoda). Also used adjectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun any marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk, of the class Lamellibranchia; includes the clams, scallops and oysters

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

  • noun marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
  • adjective bivalve


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

[From New Latin Lāmellibranchia, class name : lamelli– + Latin branchia, gill; see branchia.]



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  • Finally, we've reached somewhere that means something. This is a class better known as Bivalvia.

    November 8, 2007

  • Apparently this is also known as lamellibranchia.

    November 8, 2007

  • Usage example: The Lamellibranch of the infamous Borgia family was known for its practice of dispatching political rivals by serving them poisoned clams at dinner, their signature dish being scunghilli fiorentini, or clams florentine.

    November 8, 2007

  • See clam.

    November 8, 2007

  • Who are you calling lame?

    September 26, 2011