Definition of Amphineura
1. Noun. A class of Gastropoda.
Group relationships: Class Gasteropoda, Class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda
Member holonyms: Aplacophora, Order Aplacophora, Order Solenogastres, Solenogastres
Generic synonyms: Class
Definition of Amphineura
1. n. pl. A division of Mollusca remarkable for the bilateral symmetry of the organs and the arrangement of the nerves.
Medical Definition of Amphineura
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amphineura
Literary usage of Amphineura
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"The class amphineura was formed in 1877 by von Ihering, who maintained, as Huxley and ... The amphineura are all marine, living in most cases on the bottom, ..."
2. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"I. amphineura. II. Lamellibranchia. III. ... expresses the opinion that the class amphineura is quite unjustifiable; for whereas the ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"CLASS I. amphineura The amphineura are marine mollusks of widt, distribution. Two rather distinct groups of animals belong to this class. Order i. ..."
4. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"The symmetrical shape of the body and the character of the viscero-pericardial cavity suggests forms intermediate in development between the amphineura and ..."
5. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"The Mollusca are divided into the following classes ; the names are mainly references to the form assumed by the foot: PAGE A. amphineura B. Pelecypoda 208 ..."
6. A Manual of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1905)
"All the amphineura are bilaterally symmetrical, more or less elongated ... The commonest, as well as the most highly organised, of the amphineura are the ..."
7. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1895)
"... Order I. amphineura BILATERALLY symmetrical Mollusca, anus at the terminal end of the body, dorsal tegument more or less furnished with spicules. ..."