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1. mollusc

noun. invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell.

Synonyms

  • invertebrate
  • bivalve
  • shellfish
  • cephalopod mollusk
  • polyplacophore
  • mollusk
  • phylum Mollusca
  • shield
  • pelecypod
  • scaphopod
  • carapace
  • Mollusca
  • cuticle
  • gastropod
  • lamellibranch
  • shell
  • chiton
  • coat-of-mail shell
  • sea cradle
  • cephalopod

Antonyms

  • vertebrate
  • univalve
  • show
  • lose

Etymology

  • mollusque (French)
  • Mollusca (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word mollusc


1. Noun, singular or mass
Mussels are a type of mollusc that live on the bottom of the body of water they inhabit.

2. Adjective
Seashells are sea animal shells, mostly mollusc shells made of calcium carbonate.

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