lamellibranch definition

  • noun:
    • some of the bivalve mollusks associated with the class Lamellibranchia, such as the clams, scallops, and oysters. Also referred to as pelecypod.
    • any marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk, regarding the course Lamellibranchia; includes the clams, scallops and oysters
    • among the Lamellibranchia (also called Pelecypoda). Additionally used adjectively.
    • among Lamellibranchiata, as any ordinary bivalve mollusk. In addition lamellibranchiate.
    • marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft human anatomy with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged collectively
  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to lamellibranchs.
    • bivalve
  • others:
    • Having lamellate gills; pertaining to the Lamellibranchiata, or having their particular characters.

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