Definition of Ostrea

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Ostreidae.

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



Definition of Ostrea

1. n. A genus of bivalve Mollusca which includes the true oysters.

Medical Definition of Ostrea

1. A genus of bivalve Mollusca which includes the true oysters. Origin: L, an oyster. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostrea

ostracoda
ostracode
ostracoderm
ostracodermi
ostracoderms
ostracodes
ostracods
ostracoid
ostracoidea
ostracoids
ostracon
ostracum
ostraka
ostrakon
ostrasize
ostrea (current term)
ostreaceous
ostreaculture
ostreaphile
ostreger
ostregers
ostreolith
ostreoliths
ostreophagist
ostreophagists
ostreotoxism
ostrich
ostrich fern
ostriches
ostrichism

Literary usage of Ostrea

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

1. Fieldiana by Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Columbian Museum (1895)
"The genus ostrea has many representatives in the strata of the Cretaceous ... Probably the greatest beds of fossil ostrea in existence are in the Lower ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1883)
"hat part of our coast—ostrea edulis, Linn., or a variety of it, and ostrea cucullata, ... recorded as being found on the Australian Coasts, namely, ostrea ..."

3. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1916)
"ostrea LARVA var. FALCATA Morton Plate XXII, Fig. 4 ostrea ... ostrea larva Cook, 1868, Geol. of New Jersey, p. 375, fig. ostrea larva Conrad, 1868, Ibid., ..."

4. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1897)
"The ostrea Horizon.—The ostrea shales rest conformably upon the Fence-post horizon of the lower group. They consist of a bed of argillaceous shales of ..."

5. A Conchological Dictionary of the British Islands by William Turton (1819)
"ostrea fragilis. Brittle Scallop. Shell oblong-oral, rather convex, milk-white but not glossy, brittle, semitransparent, with about twenty-five longitudinal ..."

6. Reports Dealing with the Systematic Geology and Paleontology of Maryland by Maryland Geological Survey (1916)
"ostrea LARVA var. FALCATA Morton Plate XXII, Fig. 4 ostrea ... ostrea larva Cook, 1868, Geol. of New Jersey, p. 375, fig. ostrea larva Conrad, 1868, Ibid., ..."

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