conchylium

noun con·chyl·i·um \-lēəm\

Definition of conchylium

plural

conchylia

\-ēə\
  1. :  the shell of a mollusk

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Origin and Etymology of conchylium

New Latin, from Latin, shellfish, from Greek konchylion mollusk, shell, from konchē conch — more at conch


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