Definition of Mollusk

1. Noun. Invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell.




Definition of Mollusk

1. n. One of the Mollusca.

Definition of Mollusk

1. Noun. (American English) (alternative spelling of mollusc) ¹

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Definition of Mollusk

1. any of a phylum of soft-bodied invertebrates [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mollusk

1. One of the Mollusca. Alternative forms: mollusc. Origin: F. Mollusque, L. Mollusca a kind of soft nut with a thin shell, fr. Molluscus soft, mollis soft. See Mollify. (19 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mollusk

mollusclike
molluscoid
molluscoidal
molluscoidea
molluscoids
molluscous
molluscs
molluscum
molluscum bodies
molluscum body
molluscum conjunctivitis
molluscum contagiosum
molluscum contagiosum virus
molluscum corpuscle
molluscum verrucosum
mollusk (current term)
mollusk family
mollusk genus
mollusk venoms
molluskan
molluskans
molluskicidal
molluskicide
molluskicides
mollusklike
mollusks
molly-guard
molly-mawk
molly-mawks

Literary usage of Mollusk

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

1. Popular Science Monthly (1904)
"HAVING recently completed a census of the land and fresh-water mollusk-fauna of Eastern Siberia and Alaska, together with a discussion of the relations of ..."

2. Geological Biology: An Introduction to the Geological History of Organisms by Henry Shaler Williams (1895)
"Supposed Characteristics of the Primitive mollusk.—In this earliest mollusk bilateral symmetry was fully developed. The nervous system was expressed in ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1861)
"Frequent distortion is imparted to the shell, more especially to the di-'-c end of it, the seat of the mollusk, according to the circumstances of its place ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Some bivalves, such as the fresh-water mussel Unio, go through a parasitic stage in their development. A very aberrant form of bivalve mollusk is ..."

5. Fresh Water Fishes and Their Ecology by Stephen Alfred Forbes (1914)
"This is so generally true that one may even tell whether or not a sucker is a mollusk-eater by looking at its gill- rakers, although these have nothing to ..."

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