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also mol·lus·kan  (mə-lŭs′kən)
Of or relating to the mollusks.
A mollusk.
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The molluscan genus Chiton offers a partially analogous case.
These observations suggested that molluscan veligers do not arrest metatrochal beat while swimming and do not regulate particle capture in this way.
with few publications on the molluscan assemblages that occur there (Underwood 1976.
'The Kobi Fora deposits contain pre-human, mammalian, molluscan and other fossil remains and have contributed more to the understanding of human ancestry and paleo-environment than any other site in the world,' stated UNESCO.
CaC[O.sub.3] was found in brachiopod and molluscan shells, coral skeletons, echinoderm spines and tests, and sponge spicules [17-19].
The mechanisms that allow molluscan predators to function dictate how these predators select their prey.
northeastern coast fell by about 78% between 1980 and 2013, or almost as much as the molluscan landings (NOAA Annual Commercial Fishery Landings Statistics (1)).
Besides their important biological function, a variety of medical applications of molluscan Hcs emerged.
(1974) The mechanical behaviour of some molluscan hard tissues.
Of the seven molluscan classes, gastropods make up more than 80% of the species and majority of gastropod species exhibit an extremely limited mobility or are completely sessile as adults.
Molluscan proteins are rich in essential amino acids and they are required for the maintenance of growth, reproduction and synthesis of vitamins.
Murphy MJ and Shea M (2013) Survey of the terrestrial and freshwater molluscan fauna of the Pilliga forest area in northern inland New South Wales, Australia.