mollusc


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mol·lusc

 (mŏl′əsk)
n.
Variant of mollusk.

mollusc

(ˈmɒləsk) or

mollusk

n
(Animals) any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, having a soft unsegmented body and often a shell, secreted by a fold of skin (the mantle). The group includes the gastropods (snails, slugs, etc), bivalves (clams, mussels, etc), and cephalopods (cuttlefish, octopuses, etc)
[C18: via New Latin from Latin molluscus, from mollis soft]
molluscan, molluskan adj, n
ˈmollusc-ˌlike, ˈmollusk-ˌlike adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mollusc - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shellmollusc - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
carapace, cuticle, shell, shield - hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Mollusca, phylum Mollusca - gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods; chitons
scaphopod - burrowing marine mollusk
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
coat-of-mail shell, polyplacophore, sea cradle, chiton - primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
Translations
měkkýš
nilviäinen
mekušac
molluskweekdier
mięczak
mehkužec

mollusc

mollusk (US) [ˈmɒləsk] Nmolusco m

mollusc

[ˈmɒləsk] nmollusque m

mollusc

nMolluske f (spec), → Weichtier nt

mollusc

mollusk (Am) [ˈmɒləsk] nmollusco

mol·lusc

, mollusk
n. molusco.
References in classic literature ?
But," I continued, "the particular mollusc which secretes the pearl is the pearl-oyster.
They are formed alone in the tissue of the mollusc, are white, often opaque, and sometimes have the transparency of an opal; they are generally round or oval.
And as he walked to the fifteenth tee, after winning the fourteenth, he felt that this was Life, that till now he had been a mere mollusc.
When the mollusc dies, its empty shell might become a temporary home for a hermit crab or a refuge for a small fish.
In favour of calcite are the observations that prisms are remarkably well-preserved in calcitic specimens (Runnegar 1990), and no modern mollusc has an aragonitic outer shell layer and calcitic inner shell layer--those with calcitic inner layers have calcitic outer layers as well (although oysters with such a configuration can have an aragonitic myostracum).
Muscat, Dec 13 (ONA) Oman has a coastline of 3165 km and a unique location, which overlooks the Sea of Oman, the Arabian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, which in turn makes the Sultanate own maritime environment that is rich with unique species of marine organisms, especially molluscs which are of high commercial value.
A team at McGill University in Montreal studied natural materials like mollusc shells, bone and nails and used a 3D laser to engrave microscopic fissures into glass slides.
Range-limited' foragers are expected to produce mollusc assemblages that contain a diverse range of shellfish species collected throughout the occupation of the coastal residential base.
Discovered in 2007, the new species Polyconites hadriani has been crowned the oldest in the Polyconites genus of the family Polyconitidae (rudists), a kind of extinct sea mollusc.
Mollusc production includes two main groups: bivalves and cuttlefish (the latter with an extremely reduced share of >1 t/y, on average).
Dick jumped at this, seeing it as an opportunity to acquire the large and historically important mollusc collections of the Albany and Transvaal museums, in exchange for orphaned collections in the Natal Museum.