An·​o·​don·​ta | \ ˌanəˈdäntə \

Definition of Anodonta

: a large genus of freshwater mussels (family Unionidae) having the hinge teeth rudimentary or wanting and the shell usually thin and fragile

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First Known Use of Anodonta

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anodonta

New Latin, from Greek anodont-, anodōn toothless

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“Anodonta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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