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

Word History


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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“Lampsilis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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