mollusk definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many chiefly marine invertebrates associated with phylum Mollusca, usually having a soft unsegmented body, a mantle, and a protective calcareous layer and including the edible shellfish additionally the snails.
    • alternate spelling of mollusc.
    • one of several Mollusca.
    • A soft-bodied animal, often with an external layer; a member of Mollusca in just about any sense. See Mollusca.
    • invertebrate having a soft unsegmented human body generally enclosed in a shell

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