[ muh-luhs-koid ]
/ məˈlʌs kɔɪd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for molluscoid


molluscoidal (ˌmɒlʌsˈkɔɪdəl)

/ (mɒˈlʌskɔɪd) /


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

Word Origin for molluscoid

C19: via New Latin from Latin molluscus soft
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