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- adj. Having lamellar gills; belonging to the lamellibranchs.
- n. A lamellibranch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having lamellar gills; belonging to the Lamellibranchia (also called Pelecypoda).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lamellibranch.
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The fact that this one is lamellibranchiate in its formation, simply adds to its interest as being possibly of a different kind from any we read of in the records of science, but yet in no manner marring its authenticity.
Thirty genera of gasteropods (150 species) and 150 species of lamellibranchiate bivalves in the Silurian!
But I have never seen this view suggested as adverse to the doctrine of progress, although much stress has been laid on the fact that the Silurian Brachiopoda, creatures of a lower grade, formerly discharged the functions of the existing lamellibranchiate bivalves, which are higher in the scale.