Origin of mollusk
OTHER WORDS FROM molluskmol·lus·kan, mol·lus·can [muh-luhs-kuhn], /məˈlʌs kən/, adjective, nounmol·lusk·like, adjective
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Now a team has shown that oysters, mussels and other mollusks use a complex process to grow the gems that follows mathematical rules seen throughout nature.
Pearls are formed when an irritant gets trapped inside a mollusk, and the animal protects itself by building smooth layers of mineral and protein — together called nacre — around it.
They also teamed up with the University of California, Irvine’s Department of Molecular and Computational Biological Sciences to breed super mollusks that reproduce prolifically, grow quickly, and have a greater Omega-3 content.Undersea vertical farms could be the future of sustainable seafood|Maria Finn/Hothouse|October 13, 2021|Popular-Science
All the different types of fish I got to know extremely well, otters, even some of the mollusks.How “My Octopus Teacher” Defied Convention - Issue 99: Universality|Brandon Keim|April 14, 2021|Nautilus
Most importantly, mollusks are nature’s water filters, able to clean up big messes.To save Appalachia’s endangered mussels, scientists hatched a bold plan|Stephen Ornes|July 31, 2020|Science News
It's at a time like this that Germans yearn most for Paul the Octopus, the great mollusk soothsayer for Germany.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer|Emily Shire|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You could be a generalist—a poet/mollusk scientist/seafarer/surgeon.
At low tide we saw a large mollusk-shell traveling toward the shore, and wondered why such unaccustomed speed in its movements.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes|Sylvia Sunshine
The mollusk of Canada Pliocene clay has undergone no change since its first appearance upon our globe.
The Chiton ruber, a jointed mollusk, was also found here, and five species of sea-anemones were counted.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
He desired the shell of the mollusk that burrowed in the cleft of the cliff.
He had lain there in the sand for some time, as motionless as a mollusk at low water.