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mollusk

noun mol·lusk \ˈmä-ləsk\

biology : any one of a large group of animals (such as snails and clams) that have a soft body without a backbone and that usually live in a shell

Full Definition of MOLLUSK

:  any of a large phylum (Mollusca) of invertebrate animals (as snails, clams, or squids) with a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a calcareous shell; broadly :  shellfish
mol·lus·can also mol·lus·kan \mə-ˈləs-kən, mä-\ adjective

Variants of MOLLUSK

mol·lusk or mol·lusc \ˈmä-ləsk\

Origin of MOLLUSK

French mollusque, from New Latin Mollusca, from Latin, neuter plural of molluscus thin-shelled (of a nut), from mollis
First Known Use: 1783

Other Invertebrates (Except Insects) Terms

anemone, cephalopod, quahog

mollusk

noun mol·lusk   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MOLLUSK

:  any invertebrate animal of the phylum Mollusca
mol·lus·can also mol·lus·kan \mə-ˈles-kən, mä-\ adjective

Variants of MOLLUSK

mol·lusk or mol·lusc \ˈmäl-əsk\

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