Definition of Lampshell

1. Noun. Marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide.

Exact synonyms: Brachiopod, Lamp Shell
Generic synonyms: Invertebrate
Group relationships: Brachiopoda, Phylum Brachiopoda



Definition of Lampshell

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lampshell

lampriforms
lamproite
lamproites
lampron
lamprons
lamprophonic
lamprophony
lamprophyllite
lamprophyre
lamprophyres
lamps
lampshade
lampshaded
lampshades
lampshading
lampshell (current term)
lampshells
lampstand
lampstands
lampuka
lampukas
lampuki
lampukis
lampwork
lampworked
lampworker
lampworkers
lampworking
lampworks
lampyrid

Literary usage of Lampshell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1881)
"Eye-spots also appear on the front segment, and the likeness of the young lampshell to an embryo-worm (Fig. 22) at this stage is plainly apparent Nor is the ..."

2. Chapters on Evolution by Andrew Wilson (1883)
"Eye-spots also appear on the front segment, and the likeness of the young lampshell to an embryo-worm (Fig. 15 7, C) is at this stage plainly apparent. ..."

3. Evolution in the Past by Henry Robert Knipe (1912)
"this modification brought great rewards in the lampshell competitions for survival. BIVALVED Bivalved molluscs do not seem to have greatly increased ..."

4. The Ancient Life-history of the Earth: A Comprehensive Outline of the by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1898)
"Not a few of our shellfish are known to have commenced their existence at some point of the Tertiary period; one lampshell ..."

5. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1883)
"It will probably appear plain to you by comparing a view of a larval lampshell animal with the larva of the sandworm. The eyes, the circle of cilia, ..."

6. The Earth and Its Story: A First Book of Geology by Angelo Heilprin (1899)
"Very nearly the oldest fossil known to us, found at the base of the Cambrian series of rocks, is one so near to the modern lampshell or goose brachio- pod, ..."

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