Definition of Family Unionidae
1. Noun. Freshwater mussels found worldwide.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Bivalvia, Class Bivalvia, Class Lamellibranchia, Class Pelecypoda, Lamellibranchia
Member holonyms: Genus Unio, Unio, Anodonta, Genus Anodonta, Dreissena, Genus Dreissena
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Unionidae
Literary usage of Family Unionidae
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1909)
"The most important group, with reference to the matter in question, are the bivalve mollusks of the family Unionidae, the freshwater mussels or river-clams. ..."
2. Lectures on the Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Invertebrate by Richard Owen (1855)
"family Unionidae, Mantle-lobes united between the siphonal orifices and, rarely, in front of the branchial opening ; foot very large, tongue-shaped, ..."
3. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1871)
"Monograph of the family Unionidae or Naiades of Lamarck (Fresh Water Bivalve Shells), of North America. Illustrated by Figures Drawn on Stone, ..."