Eulamellibranchia

plural noun

Eu·​lamellibranchia
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: an order of Lamellibranchia comprising bivalve mollusks that have filamentous gills forming two continuous flattened layers on each side of the body, the foot usually large, and a byssus reduced or absent and that include the oysters, freshwater mussels, clams, cockles, shipworms, and numerous related mollusks
eulamellibranchiate
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adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from eu- + Lamellibranchia

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“Eulamellibranchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eulamellibranchia. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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