Molluscoidea
Molluscoidea Mol`lus*coi"de*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Mollusk}, and {-oid}.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of Invertebrata which includes the classes Brachiopoda and Bryozoa; -- called also {Anthoid Mollusca}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Originally the Tunicata were included under Molluscoidea, from which they are known to differ widely in structure and embryology. Molluscoidea were formerly considered a subdivision of Mollusca, but they are now known to have more relationship with Annelida than with Mollusca. [1913 Webster]


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