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molluscoid

[muh-luhs-koid]
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Molluscoidea, in certain classifications comprising the bryozoans and brachiopods.

Origin of molluscoid

From the New Latin word Molluscoidea, dating back to 1850–55. See Mollusca, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for molluscoid

molluscoid

molluscoidal (ˌmɒlʌsˈkɔɪdəl)

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Molluscoidea, a former phylum including the brachiopods and bryozoans now classified separately

Word Origin

C19: via New Latin from Latin molluscus soft
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