Lamellibranch meaning

lə-mĕlə-brănk
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Designating or of a bivalve mollusk.
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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.
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In former classifications, any bivalve mollusk.
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Any marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk, of the class Lamellibranchia or Bivalvia; includes the clams, scallops and oysters.
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Origin of lamellibranch

  • From New Latin Lāmellibranchia class name lamelli– Latin branchia gill branchia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition