coat-of-mail shell


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coat-of-mail shell

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(Animals) another name for chiton2
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Noun1.coat-of-mail shell - primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
genus Chiton - a genus of Polyplacophora
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"This is a kind of missing link with a worm-like body, bearing a series of shells like those of a chiton or coat-of-mail shell," Yale researcher Derek E.