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 (klăm′ĭs, klā′mĭs)
n. pl. chlam·ys·es or chlam·y·des (klăm′ĭ-dēz′)
A short mantle fastened at the shoulder, worn by men in ancient Greece.

[Latin, from Greek khlamus.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a short woollen cloak, secured on the right shoulder, worn by ancient Greek men and soldiers
2. botany the perianth or external part of a flower
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(ˈkleɪ mɪs, ˈklæm ɪs)

n., pl. chla•mys•es (ˈkleɪ mɪ sɪz, ˈklæm ɪ-)
chlam•y•des (ˈklæm ɪˌdiz)
a short cloak fastened at the shoulder, worn by men in ancient Greece.
[1740–50; < Latin < Greek chlamýs]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlamys - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistilschlamys - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
falls - the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
2.chlamys - a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece
cape, mantle - a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
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The expression of peptidoglycan recognition protein-S1 gene in the scallop Chlamys farreri was enhanced after a second challenge by Listonella anguillarum.
Potential of the seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture with scallop Chlamys farreri in north China.
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La tribu Fulcidacini antes se conocia con el nombre de Chlamisinae o como la tribu Chlamisini al considerar como genero tipo a Chlamys Knoch, 1801, nombre que resulto invalido de acuerdo con el Codigo Internacional de Nomenclatura Zoologica, por ser homonimo de un genero de molusco bivalvo.
Effect of temperature on larval development of the spiny scallop, Chlamys hastata Sowerby, with a note on metamorphosis.
Seguidamente, se ha realizado una experimentacion similar con cuatro especies de conchas, escogiendo Cerastoderma edule y Donax vittatus porque su uso esta documentado en recipientes franceses (Salanova, 2000) y Chlamys varia porque se ha identificado en Galicia junto con las dos anteriores (Prieto et al., 2008; Salanova y Prieto, 2011).
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Kijima (2011).Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence and phylogenetic analysis of Zhikong scallop Chlamys farreri (Bivalvia: Pectinidae).
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