Ostracean \Os*tra"cean\, n. [L. ostrea an oyster. See {Oyster}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of a family of bivalves, of which the oyster is the type. [1913 Webster]

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  • ostracean — os·tra·cean …   English syllables

  • ostracean — I. (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷shən adjective Etymology: New Latin Ostracea + English an : of or relating to the Ostraeacea II. noun ( s) : an oyster of the suborder Ostraeacea …   Useful english dictionary

  • ostracine — ostracine, a. rare 0. (ˈɒstrəsɪn) [f. Gr. ὄστρακον (see above) + ine2: cf. Gr. ὀστράκιν ος earthen, testaceous.] = ostracean a. in Cent. Dict …   Useful english dictionary

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