molluskan
adjective see mollusk

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • molluskan — mol·lus·kan (mə lŭsʹkən) adj. & n. Variant of molluscan. * * * …   Universalium

  • molluskan — mÉ™ lÊŒskÉ™n n. mollusk, class of shellfish adj. of a mollusk, of the class of Mollusca …   English contemporary dictionary

  • molluskan — mol·lus·kan …   English syllables

  • molluskan — adjective see molluscan …   Useful english dictionary

  • mollusk — molluskan, molluscan /meuh lus keuhn/, adj., n. mollusklike, adj. /mol euhsk/, n. any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, typically having a calcareous shell of one, two, or more pieces that wholly or partly enclose the soft, unsegmented body,… …   Universalium

  • mollusk — or mollusc noun Etymology: French mollusque, from New Latin Mollusca, from Latin, neuter plural of molluscus thin shelled (of a nut), from mollis Date: 1783 any of a large phylum (Mollusca) of invertebrate animals (as snails, clams, or squids)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cool tropics paradox — The cool tropics paradox. The geological evidence appeared to constrain temperatures to the red/blue band, whereas models produced the brown line taking just continental configuration into account, and the blue line when they included increased… …   Wikipedia

  • geochronology — geochronologic /jee oh kron l oj ik/, geochronological, adj. geochronologist, n. /jee oh kreuh nol euh jee/, n. the chronology of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination. [1890 95; GEO + CHRONOLOGY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Gryphaea — ▪ paleontology  extinct molluskan genus found as fossils in rocks from the Jurassic period to the Eocene epoch (between 208 million and 36.6 million years ago). Related to the oysters, Gryphaea is characterized by its distinctively convoluted… …   Universalium

  • shellfish — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. crustacean, mollusk, molluscoid, crustaceous animal, invertebrate, marine invertebrate, marine animal, arthropod, gastropod, Arthropoda, molluskan type, bivalve, shell meat. Types of shellfish include: crab, lobster, clam,… …   English dictionary for students

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