Definition of Genus ostrea

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Ostreidae.

Exact synonyms: Ostrea
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Ostreidae, Ostreidae
Member holonyms: Blue Point, Bluepoint, Japanese Oyster, Ostrea Gigas



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ostrea

genus Ornithorhynchus
genus Orontium
genus Ortalis
genus Orthilia
genus Orthopristis
genus Orthotomus
genus Orycteropus
genus Oryctolagus
genus Oryx
genus Oryza
genus Oryzomys
genus Oryzopsis
genus Osmanthus
genus Osmerus
genus Osmunda
genus Ostrea
genus Ostrya
genus Ostryopsis
genus Otaria
genus Othonna
genus Otis
genus Otus
genus Ouranopithecus
genus Ovalipes
genus Ovibos
genus Ovis
genus Oxalis
genus Oxandra
genus Oxybelis
genus Oxydendrum

Literary usage of Genus ostrea

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1. Fieldiana by Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Columbian Museum (1895)
"THE genus ostrea. The genus Ostrea has many representatives in the strata of the Cretaceous System, although the entire system comprises a part only of its ..."

2. Publication by Field Columbian Museum, Field Museum of Natural History (1902)
"THE genus ostrea. The genus Ostrea has many representatives in the strata of the Cretaceous System, although the entire system comprises a part only of its ..."

3. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with by Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson (1898)
"In the genus ostrea the shell is irregular and attached by the left valve, ... The genus ostrea commences in the carboniferous stas, abounds in the ..."

4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1837)
"These microscopic crustaceous remains occur at Wardie, chiefly in the slate, and are to be seen in conjunction with a small shell of the genus Ostrea, ..."

5. The Bear River Formation and Its Characteristic Fauna by Charles Abiathar White (1895)
"Genus OSTREA Linnaeus. ... from the Bear River formation are numerous examples of a small oyster belonging to the typical section of the genus Ostrea. ..."

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