tooth shell


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tooth shell

tooth shell

n
(Animals) another name for the tusk shell

tooth′ shell`


n.
1. any marine mollusk of the class Scaphopoda, having a curved, tapering shell that is open at both ends.
2. the shell itself.
[1705–15]
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Noun1.tooth shell - any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowingtooth shell - any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing
scaphopod - burrowing marine mollusk
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