Pelecypoda
Lamellibranchia La*mel`li*bran"chi*a, Lamellibranchiata La*mel`li*bran`chi*a"ta, n. pl. [NL. See {lamella}, and {Branchia}, {Branchiate}.] (Zo["o]l.) An earlier name for the class of Mollusca including all those that have bivalve shells, as the clams, oysters, mussels, etc., now called {Pelecypoda} or {Bivalvia}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: They usually have two (rarely but one) flat, lamelliform gills on each side of the body. They have an imperfectly developed head, concealed within the shell, whence they are called {{Acephala}}. Called also {Conchifera}, and {Pelecypoda}. See {Bivalve}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pelecypoda — Pel e*cyp o*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a hatchet + poda.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Lamellibranchia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelecypŏda — Pelecypŏda, so v.w. Muschelthier (Conchifera) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pelecypoda — Lamellibranchia La*mel li*bran chi*a, Lamellibranchiata La*mel li*bran chi*a ta, n. pl. [NL. See {lamella}, and {Branchia}, {Branchiate}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An earlier name for the class of Mollusca including all those that have bivalve shells, as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelecypoda — Muscheln Schalen verschiedener Meeresmuschelarten Systematik Unterabteilung: Bilateria ohne Rang …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pelecypoda — Bivalvia Bivalves …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pelecypoda — ˌpeləˈsipədə Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pelekys ax, battle ax + New Latin poda synonym of lamellibranchia * * * Pelecypoda /pel e sipˈə də/ plural noun The Lamellibranchs ORIGIN: Gr pelekys axe, and pous, podos foot • • • pelecˈypod …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pelecypoda — see Bivalvia …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Pelecypoda — Pel·e·cyp·o·da (pel″e sipґo də) [Gr. pelekys hatchet + podos foot] the bivalves: a class of mollusks which are laterally compressed and have a pair of dorsally hinged lateral shells (valves) and a hatchet shaped foot for digging; it… …   Medical dictionary

  • pelecypoda — pel·e·cyp·o·da …   English syllables

  • class Pelecypoda — noun oysters; clams; scallops; mussels • Syn: ↑Bivalvia, ↑class Bivalvia, ↑Lamellibranchia, ↑class Lamellibranchia • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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