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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.
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Prismatic is by far the most common outer shell microstructure in modern molluscs and many early Cambrian molluscs show polygonal imprints (e.g., Kouchinsky 2000; Parkhaev 2004).
Azza bint Ahmed al-Jabriyah, Museum Specialist at the Natural History Museum said in an interview with Oman News Agency (ONA) that the Omani National Collection includes a number of samples of shellfish and mollusc shells.
Gastropod molluscs and bivalve molluscs are good indicators for the long-term monitoring of metal pollution in the marine environment.
He began to undertake studies of a more revisionary nature, documenting the entire southern African fauna of selected groups of molluscs, as a result producing more comprehensive and scientifically valuable papers.
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There is no mention in the section on 'Man and Molluscs' of the fact that marine molluscs have provided an invaluable food source for Man since earliest prehistoric times, as shown by the shell middens, waste piles of shells, found along the coastline of Abu Dhabi.
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.
The panel on dietetic products, nutrition and allergies has investigated the issue as regards molluscs, concluding that the muscle protein tropomyosin was a key allergen, especially as it is heat-resistant and "not reliably reduced by food processing".
The molluscs include approximately 100,000 species such as snails, octopus, mussels, whelks and scallops, and account for approximately 20% of all seafood allergies.
Papers from an August 2002 conference describe the latest findings in archaeomalacology (the study of molluscs in archaeological contexts) in America, Europe, and Asia.
Ever since the year 2000, there have been a number of EU alerts about bivalve molluscs imported from Tunisia: two cases in 2002, four in 2001 and once since the start of this year.
Bivalve molluscs are like mussels or clams and come from the sea.