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Definition of: lamellibranch

(lə·meli·brangk) noun
One of a class (Pelecypoda, formerly Lamellibranchiata) of mollusks, having bivalve shells enclosing a mantle within which is the compressed body of the organism, including clams, mussels, and oysters.
adjective Of or pertaining to this class.
[<NL lamellibranchia, name of this class <L lamella LAMELLA + Gk. branchia gills, plural of branchion a fin]
—la·mel
li·bran′·chi·ate (-brangkē·āt, -it) adjective & noun

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