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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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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.
And Mr Farren was told the mollusc could date from the Jurassic period.