sea cradle


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sea cradle

n.
See chiton.
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Noun1.sea cradle - 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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Both the shell-less aplacophorans and the shelled chitons, also known as sea cradles, still exist today.