lamp shell


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lamp shell

or

lampshell

n
(Animals) another name for a brachiopod
[C19: from its likeness in shape to an ancient Roman oil lamp]

bra•chi•o•pod

(ˈbreɪ ki əˌpɒd, ˈbræk i-)

n.
any superficially clamlike marine animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having unequal dorsal and ventral shells enclosing a pair of ciliated food-gathering appendages.
[1830–40; < New Latin Brachiopoda. See brachio-, -pod]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamp shell - marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing foodlamp shell - marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Brachiopoda, phylum Brachiopoda - marine invertebrates that resemble mollusks
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KEY WORDS: C value enigma, flow cytometry, brachiopod, lamp shell, Lingula
Vargas (1987, 1988) also listed the presence of peanut worms (Sipuncula), Glottidia audebarti (Broderip, 1835) lamp shells (Brachiopoda) and acorn worms (Enteropneusta).