Tridacna
Tridacna Tri*dac"na, n. [L., pl., a kind of oysters, fr. Gr. ? eaten at three bites, ? tri- + ? to bite.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of very large marine bivalve shells found on the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. One species ({Tridacna gigas}) often weighs four or five hundred pounds, and is sometimes used for baptismal fonts. Called also {paw shell}, and {fountain shell}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tridacna — Taxobox name = Tridacna image width = 250px image caption = Giant Clam regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia ordo = Veneroida familia = Tridacnidae genus = Tridacna genus authority = Bruguière, 1797 subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

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  • tridacna — tri·dàc·na s.f. TS zool. mollusco bivalve del genere Tridacna, diffuso nell Oceano Indiano e nel Pacifico | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia dei Tridacnidi, cui appartiene la Tridacna gigas, che può raggiungere il peso di 250 kg {{line}}… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Tridacna — noun type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clams • Syn: ↑genus Tridacna • Hypernyms: ↑mollusk genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Tridacnidae, ↑family Tridacnidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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