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[From New Latin Pelecypoda, class name : Greek pelekus, axe + New Latin -poda, -pod.]
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n, adj
(Animals) another word for bivalve1, bivalve2
[C19: from Greek pelekus hatchet + -pod]
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1. any mollusk, as the oyster or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having hinged lateral shells, a soft body enclosed by a mantle, sheetlike gills, and often a retractile foot.
2. having two shells, usu. united by a hinge.
3. having two similar parts hinged together.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelecypod - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged togetherpelecypod - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
cockle - common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs
oyster - marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
ark shell - marine bivalve mollusk having a heavy toothed shell with a deep boat-like inner surface
blood clam - red-blooded clam
mussel - marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.
escallop, scollop, scallop - edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions
piddock - marine bivalve that bores into rock or clay or wood by means of saw-like shells
Adj.1.pelecypod - bivalve
bivalve, bivalved - used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
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Changes in pelecypod populations in Salt Fork of Big Vermilion River, Illinois, 1918-1962.
In Pakistan occurrence of mollusks (Pelecypod) has been done by Khan and Dastagir (1972).
Observations on the Pelecypod fauna of Lake Texoma, Texas and Oklahoma, after more than 30 years impoundment.
The fossil contents include sponges, echinoids, bivalves, coralline algae, pelecypod which are typical of an open shelf environment.
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The carbon isotopic composition of calcite (analysis done at Saint Francis Xavier University using a "combustion" method) from 5 pelecypod shells and one brachiopod shell (a rhynchonellid) yielded [delta][sup.13]C values from -9.41 to -35.27 [per thousands] PDB whereas ah algae encrustation or bacterial mat yielded -61.38[per thousands] PDB.
The lowermost occurrence of the pelecypod Cerastoderma edule, common in the lagoonal muds above the basal peat, dates to the Early Neolithic (4770 B.C.).
Pelecypod remains were not found in Fissure 1 or any of the other fissures sampled.
Fine-structural localization of acid phosphatase in granulocytes of the pelecypod Mercenaria mercenaria.