Related to chlamydate: chlamydia
Having a mantle. Used of mollusks.
[Latin chlamydātus, cloaked, from chlamys, chlamyd-, mantle; see chlamys.]
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(Zoology) (of some molluscs) possessing a mantle
[C19: from Latin chlamydātus wearing a mantle, from Greek khlamus mantle]
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