plural noun

in some classifications
: a phylum of invertebrate animals distinguished by possession of a lophophore and typically including the present groups Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Entoprocta, and Phoronidea
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from Mollusca + -oidea

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“Molluscoidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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