dissoconch
n. [Gr. dissos, double; konche, shell]
(MOLLUSCA)
The shell of a second stage larva.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • dissoconch — dis·so·conch …   English syllables

  • dissoconch — ˈdisə+ˌ noun Etymology: diss + conch : the larval shell of a bivalve mollusk in the veliger stage …   Useful english dictionary

  • mesoconch — n. [Gr. mesos, middle; konche, shell] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) An intermediate stage in formation of the dissoconch; separated from other stages by pronounced discontinuities …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nepioconch — n. [Gr. nepios, infant; konch, shell] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) The first part of the dissoconch, when separated by a discontinuity …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prodissoconch — pro·dissoconch …   English syllables

  • diss- — combining form or disso Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from dissos, dittos; akin to Greek dyo two more at two : double …   Useful english dictionary

  • prodissoconch — (ˈ)prō+ noun Etymology: pro (I) + dissoconch : the rudimentary or embryonic shell of a bivalve mollusk * * * prodissoconch see pro 2 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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