Lampsilis

noun Lamp·si·lis \ˈlampsələ̇s\

Definition of Lampsilis

  1. :  a genus of North American freshwater mussels including the yellowback and the pocketbook

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Origin and Etymology of lampsilis

New Latin, alteration of Lasmacampsilis, probably from lasma- (intended as latinization of French lame lamina) + Greek kampsis action of bending (from kamptein to bend, from kampē bend, turning) + Latin -ilis (adjective ending)


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