Acephala A*ceph"a*la, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, adj. neut. pl., headless. See {Acephal}.] (Zo["o]l.) That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; -- so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See {Mollusca}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Acephala — 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

  • Acephala — (MOLLUSCA) Former name for Class Bivalvia …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acephala — aceph·a·la …   English syllables

  • acephala — (ˈ)āˈsefələ Etymology: New Latin, from Greek akephala, neuter plural of akephalos headless synonym of lamellibranchia …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Brassica oleracea var. acephala — Zierkohl (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) Zierkohl (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) zählt zu den Kohlgewächsen (B. oleracea ssp.) und zeichnet sich durch krause vielfarbige Blätter aus. Unterschiede gibt es sowohl in der Größe als auch in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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