plural noun Des·mo·don·ta

Definition of Desmodonta

in some classifications

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of desmodonta

New Latin, from desm- + -odonta

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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