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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.