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(Animals) a type of bivalve mollusc that is a member of the genus Pholas and family Pholadidae
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Noun1.pholas - type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocksPholas - type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocks
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Pholadidae, Pholadidae - a family of Bivalvia
piddock - marine bivalve that bores into rock or clay or wood by means of saw-like shells
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