Dreissensia

noun
Dreis·​sen·​sia | \ drīˈsen(t)sēə, -nch(ē)ə \

Definition of Dreissensia

: a genus of Old World bivalve mollusks (suborder Tellinacea) somewhat resembling the true mussels

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History and Etymology for Dreissensia

New Latin, irregular from Dreyssen, 19th century Belgian physician + New Latin -ia

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“Dreissensia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dreissensia. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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