lamellibranch[lə mel′i braŋk′]
lamellibranch definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: ; from Modern Latin Lamellibranchia, the class name: see lamelli- and amp; branchiae
designating or of a bivalve mollusk
lamellibranch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of the bivalve mollusks of the class Lamellibranchia, including the clams, scallops, and oysters. Also called pelecypod.adjective
Of or relating to lamellibranchs.
Origin: From New Latin Lāmellibranchia, class name : lamelli- + Latin branchia, gill; see branchia .
lamellibranch - Science Definition
- Any of the bivalve mollusks of the subclass Lamellibranchia, the largest group of bivalves. Lamellibranchs have gills that consist of long, folded filaments with cilia at the end that draw in water for respiration and also filter food particles. Lamellibranchs include clams, scallops, and oysters.
- In former classifications, any bivalve mollusk.