Prionodesmacea

plural noun Pri·ono·des·ma·cea \ˌprīə(ˌ)nōˌdezˈmāsēə; prīˌänō-, prīˌōnō-\

Definition of Prionodesmacea

in some classifications

  1. :  a division of Lamellibranchia comprising comparatively primitive bivalve mollusks that typically have the hinge prionodont and being approximately equal to the combined orders Protobranchia and Filibranchia

prionodesmacean

noun or adjective

prionodesmaceous

\-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of prionodesmacea

New Latin, from prion- + desm- + -acea


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