mollusc-like

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mollusc or mollusk (ˈmɒləsk)
 
n
any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, having a soft unsegmented body and often a shell, secreted by a fold of skin (the mantle). The group includes the gastropods (snails, slugs, etc), bivalves (clams, mussels, etc), and cephalopods (cuttlefish, octopuses, etc)
 
[C18: via New Latin from Latin molluscus, from mollis soft]
 
mollusk or mollusk
 
n
 
[C18: via New Latin from Latin molluscus, from mollis soft]
 
molluscan or mollusk
 
adj, —n
 
molluskan or mollusk
 
adj, —n
 
'mollusc-like or mollusk
 
adj
 
'mollusk-like or mollusk
 
adj

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