placophora definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A division of gastropod Mollusca, like the chitons. The rear is included in eight shelly plates. Known as in addition Polyplacophora. See Illust. under chiton, and isopleura.
  • others:
    • In Gegenbaur's system of classification, 1 of 2 major divisions of Mollusca, comprising the chitons just.

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