lamellibranch

[luh-mel-uh-brangk]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. lamellarly,
  2. lamellate,
  3. lamellated corpuscle,
  4. lamellation,
  5. lamelli-,
  6. lamellicorn,
  7. lamelliform,
  8. lamellipodium,
  9. lamellirostral,
  10. lamellose

Origin of lamellibranch

1850–55; < New Latin Lamellibranchia group name. See lamelli-, -branch

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British Dictionary definitions for lamellibranch

lamellibranch

noun, adjective

Derived Formslamellibranchiate, adjective, noun

Word Origin for lamellibranch

C19: from New Latin lamellibranchia plate-gilled (animals); see lamella, branchia

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Science definitions for lamellibranch

lamellibranch

[lə-mĕlə-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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