Definition of Family ostreidae
1. Noun. Oysters.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Family
Group relationships: Bivalvia, Class Bivalvia, Class Lamellibranchia, Class Pelecypoda, Lamellibranchia
Member holonyms: Oyster, Genus Ostrea, Ostrea, Crassostrea, Genus Crassostrea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Ostreidae
Literary usage of Family ostreidae
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1. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1916)
"... Family OSTREIDAE Genus OSTREA Lamarck [Prodrome, 1799, p. 81] Type.—Ostrea edulis Linne. Ostrea, the common oyster, is, doubtless, by reason of its ..."
2. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1906)
"Family OSTREIDAE. Genus OSTREA Lamarck. OSTREA VIRGINICA Gmelin. Plates LXI, LXII, LXIII. Ostrea virginiana of Lister and other ..."
3. Bulletin by University of the State of New York (1905)
"15:i30 Family OSTREIDAE Genus OSTREA Linnaeus Ostrea borealis Lamarck Ostrea borealis Lam. DeKay, Nat. Hist. NY 1843. p. 169 Ostrea borealis Lam. Jay, Cat. ..."