Origin of Mollusca
noun, plural mol·lus·ca [muh-luhs-kuh] /məˈlʌs kə/. Pathology.
Origin of molluscum
Examples from the Web for mollusca
Car., which proved to be a species of Mollusca belonging to the Heteropodes of Lamarck.A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2|Otto von Kotzebue
This animal is a genus of the mollusca tribe, which glitters in the night on the crest of every bursting wave.The South-West|Joseph Holt Ingraham
Mollusca live two hundred fathoms down in the Norwegian seas.The Abominations of Modern Society|Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
The genus Lingula (Mollusca) has also come down from remotest ages, having outlived all its earlier associates.Geology|James Geikie
Vertebra, articulata, mollusca, and radiata are evolved by mortal and material thought.
1797, from Modern Latin mollusca, chosen by Linnaeus as the name of an invertebrate order (1758), from neuter plural of Latin molluscus "thin-shelled," from mollis "soft" (see melt (v.)). Linnæus applied the word to a heterogeneous group of invertebrates, not originally including mollusks with shells; the modern scientific use is after a classification proposed 1790s by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832).