plural noun

: an order of Lamellibranchia that comprises marine bivalve mollusks having two pairs of laminated gills formed of distinct V-shaped filaments with interfilamentary junctions either absent or formed by groups of interlocking cilia and nonvascular and that includes mussels, ark shells, and scallops

Word History


New Latin, from fili- + -branchia

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“Filibranchia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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