noun Cras·sos·trea \krəˈsästrēə\

Definition of Crassostrea

  1. :  a genus of bivalve mollusks comprising those oysters that discharge their reproductive products directly into the water and have no larval development in the gills of the parent, and now usually including the Virginia oyster — compare gryphaea 1, ostrea

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Origin and Etymology of crassostrea

New Latin, from Latin crassus thick, fat + ostrea oyster — more at oyster

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