lamellibranch

noun la·mel·li·branch \ lə-ˈme-lə-ˌbraŋk \

Definition of lamellibranch

plural lamellibranchs
:any of a class (Lamellibranchia) of bivalve mollusks (such as clams, oysters, and mussels) that have the body bilaterally symmetrical, compressed, and enclosed within the mantle and that build up a shell whose right and left parts are connected by a hinge over the animal's back

lamellibranch

adjective

Origin and Etymology of lamellibranch

New Latin Lamellibranchia, from lamella + Latin branchia gill


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