[ luh-mel-uh-brangk ]
/ ləˈmɛl əˌbræŋk /
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Example sentences from the Web for lamellibranch
In the genus Nucula (fig. 10) we have an example of a Lamellibranch retaining this plume-like form of gill.
British Dictionary definitions for lamellibranch
Derived forms of lamellibranchlamellibranchiate, adjective, noun
Word Origin for lamellibranch
C19: from New Latin lamellibranchia plate-gilled (animals); see lamella, branchia
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Scientific definitions for lamellibranch
[ lə-mĕl′ə-brănk′ ]
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.
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