Definition of Pelecypod

1. Noun. Marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together.




2. Adjective. Bivalve.
Exact synonyms: Lamellibranch, Pelecypodous
Similar to: Bivalve, Bivalved

Definition of Pelecypod

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of the Pelecypoda. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pelecypod

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelecypod

pelargonic acid
pelargonium
pelargoniums
pelargonoyl
pelargonoyls
pelas
pelasgic
pelau
pele
pelecan
pelecaniform
pelecaniform seabird
pelecaniformes
pelecans
pelecoid
pelecypod (current term)
pelecypoda
pelecypodous
pelecypods
pelehouse
pelehouses
pelerine
pelerines
peles
peleton
peletons
pelf
pelfish
pelfs
pelger-huet anomaly

Literary usage of Pelecypod

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1. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"Geol. Mag., new ser., decade 4, vol. 7, pp. 500-514, 544-560, pis. 20-22. Nicol, David 1945a. Genera and subgenera of the pelecypod family ..."

2. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1921)
"were mainly estuarine, the marine fauna from the south invaded this trough, the first immigrant being the pelecypod Inoceramus labiatus (Fig. ..."

3. A Comprehensive Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1921)
"were mainly estuarine, the marine fauna from the south invaded this trough, the first immigrant being.the pelecypod Inoceramus labiatus (Fig. ..."

4. ... [County Reports and Maps]: Preston County by Ray Vernon Hennen, William Armstrong Price, W. J. Latimer (1914)
"A medium sized, oval, moderately gibbous pelecypod of the general appearance of an ... Collection.—West Virginia Geological Survey. pelecypod indet. 2. ..."

5. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1909)
"The pelecypod element is hardly so useful a means of comparison. It is well represented, both to the north and to the south, and perhaps better in either ..."

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