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Definition of "lamellibranch" [la•mel•li•branch]

  • Any of the bivalve mollusks of the class Lamellibranchia, including the clams, scallops, and oysters. Also called pelecypod. (noun)
  • Of or relating to lamellibranchs. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lamellibranch" in a sentence
  • "Jackson's [261] work on the mechanical origin of characters in the lamellibranch molluscs."
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