mollusk

noun mol·lusk \ ˈmä-ləsk \
variants: or mollusc
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of mollusk

:any of a large phylum (Mollusca) of invertebrate animals (such as snails, clams, or squids) with a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a calcareous shell; broadly :shellfish

molluscan

or less commonly molluskan play \mə-ˈləs-kən, mä-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of mollusk

French mollusque, from New Latin Mollusca, from Latin, neuter plural of molluscus thin-shelled (of a nut), from mollis

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MOLLUSK Defined for English Language Learners

mollusk

noun

Definition of mollusk for English Language Learners

  • biology : any one of a large group of animals (such as snails and clams) that have a soft body without a backbone and that usually live in a shell


MOLLUSK Defined for Kids

mollusk

noun mol·lusk \ ˈmä-ləsk \

Definition of mollusk for Students

:an animal (as a clam, snail, or octopus) that lives mostly in water and has a soft body usually enclosed in a shell containing calcium

Medical Dictionary

mollusk

noun mol·lusk
variants: or mollusc play \ˈmäl-əsk\

medical Definition of mollusk

:any invertebrate animal of the phylum Mollusca

molluscan

also molluskan play \mə-ˈles-kən, mä-\ adjective

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