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Mollusc shell

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  • Mollusc shell — Closed and open shells of a marine bivalve, Petricola pholadiformis. A bivalve shell is composed of two hinged valves which are joined by a ligament …   Wikipedia

  • mollusc — (US mollusk) ► NOUN Zoology ▪ an invertebrate animal of a large group including snails, slugs, and mussels, with a soft unsegmented body and often an external shell. DERIVATIVES molluscan adjective. ORIGIN from Latin mollis soft …   English terms dictionary

  • shell — /ʃɛl / (say shel) noun 1. a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusc, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusc. 2. any of various objects resembling a shell, as in shape, or in being more or less concave or hollow. 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shell gorget — A shell gorget is a Native American art form of polished, carved shell pendants worn around the neck. The gorgets are frequently engraved, and are sometimes highlighted with pigments, or fenestrated (pierced with openings). Shell gorgets were… …   Wikipedia

  • shell — noun 1》 the hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean.     ↘the thin outer covering of a bird s or reptile s egg.     ↘the outer case of a nut kernel or seed.     ↘the carapace of a tortoise, turtle, or terrapin.     ↘the wing cases… …   English new terms dictionary

  • shell-like — ˈshelˌlīk adjective : resembling a shell (as in form or composition) * * * shellˈ like adjective 1. Resembling a mollusc s shell 2. Used as an epithet for the ear (poetic or joc) noun (informal) An ear • • • Main Entry: ↑shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • mollusc — UK [ˈmɒləsk] / US [ˈmɑləsk] noun [countable] Word forms mollusc : singular mollusc plural molluscs biology an animal that has a soft body with no bones and is usually covered by a hard shell, for example a snail or an octopus …   English dictionary

  • mollusc — Mollusk Mol lusk, n. [F. mollusque, L. mollusca a kind of soft nut with a thin shell, fr. molluscus soft, mollis soft. See {Mollify}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Mollusca. [Written also {mollusc}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mollusc eye — Scallops have up to 100 simple eyes The molluscs have the widest variety of eye morphologies of any phylum,[1] and a large degree of variation in their function. Cephalopods eyes are as complex as those of vertebrates; scallops have up to 100… …   Wikipedia

  • mollusc — noun /ˈmɒləsk,ˈmɑːləsk/ a) A soft bodied invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, typically with a hard shell of one or more pieces. b) A weak willed person …   Wiktionary

  • mollusc — mol|lusc BrE mollusk AmE [ˈmɔləsk US ˈma: ] n [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: mollusque, from Latin molluscus soft , from mollis; MOLLIFY] a type of sea or land animal that has a soft body covered by a hard shell ▪ snails and other molluscs… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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