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mol·lusk

(mol'ŭsk),
Common name for members of the phylum Mollusca, although usually restricted to the gastropods and bivalves.
Synonym(s): mollusc

mollusc

(mŏl′əsk)
n.
Variant of mollusk.

mollusc

any member of the phylum Mollusca, including the snails (GASTEROPODS), BIVALVES, the squids and octopuses (CEPHALOPODS), and two minor classes, the Amphineura and Scaphopoda. Most possess one or more shells and have a body structure that is unsegmented, with a COELOM. Some are terrestrial, but the majority are aquatic.

mollusc

members of the phylum Mollusca, which comprises about 50,000 species. Includes snails, slugs and the aquatic molluscs—oysters, mussels, clams, cockles, arkshells, scallop, abalone, cuttlefish, squid. Also includes gastropods, whose main veterinary interest is as an intermediate host for animal flukes and lungworms.
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She added that the database, kept by the museum for molluscs, would help scientists and researchers in estimating the types of molluscs in the seas of the Sultanate.
If the Laspia site was made by organized work parties, we would expect a mollusc assemblage that differs significantly from that produced by 'range-limited' gatherers.
Despite the Portuguese fisheries operational program, several barriers limit, to a greater or lesser extent, the possibilities of developing harvesting and production of shellfish: the training of fishers and fish farmers, transfer of technology to the interested parties in the sector, organization of the sector, competitiveness of prices, monitoring of the products and of the productive process, sanitary certification of breeding areas and mollusc products, acquisition or assignment of suitable coastal areas and their legal allocation to production, and establishment of marketing strategies.
it was this that also led to him participating in the Tropical Marine Mollusc Programme for the first time in 1997, paying further visits to india, Thailand and Vietnam.
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If ever Mr Thome comes across a mollusc in philosophical mode, perhaps he would let me know.
The mollusc attaches itself to a rock or stone using its muscular foot.
The age of the mollusc - nicknamed Ming, after the Chinese dynasty on the throne when it began its life - can be calculated precisely by counting the layers in its shell under a microscope.
Under the regulations, the total concentration of PSP toxins in the edible parts of the mollusc must not exceed 80 microgrammes per 100g of mollusc flesh.
Indeed mollusc allergenicity in general "is not reliably reduced by food processing" and the panel also noted "reports of increased allergenicity after heating".
How dare he have the gall to say that the Millennium Centre looks like a mollusc.