Mollusca


Mollusca
Mollusca 1797, from Mod.L. mollusca, chosen by Linnaeus as the name of an invertebrate order (1758), from neuter plural of L. molluscus "thin-shelled," from mollis "soft" (see MELT (Cf. melt) (v.)). Linnæus applied the word to a heterogeneous group of invertebrates, not originally including mollusks with shells; the modern scientific use is after a classification proposed 1790s by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832).

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  • Mollusca — Temporal range: Cambrian–Recent …   Wikipedia

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  • Mollusca — noun gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods; chitons • Syn: ↑phylum Mollusca • Hypernyms: ↑phylum • Member Holonyms: ↑Animalia, ↑kingdom Animalia, ↑animal kingdom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mollusca — …   Википедия

  • Mollusca — n.; pl. mollusks, molluscs [L. molluscus, soft] A phylum of invertebrates with a soft unsegmented body and usually covered with a double or single shell, or having an internal shell; includes snails, chitons, tusk shells, bivalves, limpets,… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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