Desmodonta

plural noun
Des·​mo·​don·​ta

Definition of Desmodonta

in some classifications
: an order of Lamellibranchia comprising bivalve mollusks having no lateral teeth on the shell and the cardinal teeth often reduced or absent

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History and Etymology for Desmodonta

New Latin, from desm- + -odonta

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“Desmodonta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Desmodonta. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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