Mollusk Definition

mŏləsk
mollusks
noun
mollusks
Any of a large phylum (Mollusca) of invertebrate animals, including the chitons, gastropods, cephalopods, scaphopods, and bivalves characterized by a soft, unsegmented body, typically enclosed wholly or in part in a mantle and a calcareous shell, and usually having gills and a foot.
Webster's New World

(US) Alternative spelling of mollusc.

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Other Word Forms of Mollusk

Noun

Singular:
mollusk
Plural:
mollusks

Origin of Mollusk

  • French mollusque from New Latin Mollusca phylum name from neuter pl. of Latin molluscus thin-shelled from mollis soft mel-1 in Indo-European roots

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

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