Molluscoidea

plural noun Mol·lus·coi·dea \-dēə\

Definition of Molluscoidea

in some classifications

  1. :  a phylum of invertebrate animals distinguished by possession of a lophophore and typically including the present groups Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Entoprocta, and Phoronidea

molluscoidean

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of molluscoidea

New Latin, from Mollusca + -oidea


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