What is another word for Molluscan?

Pronunciation: [məlˈʌskən] (IPA)

Molluscan refers to animals that belong to the Phylum Mollusca, which includes snails, clams, and squid. The term itself is already a synonym as it is often used interchangeably with "mollusks", "molluscs", or "mollusks". Other synonyms that are less commonly used include molluscan animals, molluscan species, and molluscan fauna. In scientific literature, the phylum is sometimes referred to as Malacology, which is derived from the Greek word "malakos" meaning soft. Other related terms include gastropods, bivalves, and cephalopods, which are subclasses of the phylum that refer to specific groups of mollusks.

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Usage examples for Molluscan

The Molluscan fauna is, on the whole, much more littoral than that of the Pliocene Red and Coralline Crag of Suffolk, and implies a shallower sea.
"The Student's Elements of Geology"
Sir Charles Lyell
65 13. A Quantitative Analysis of the Molluscan Fauna of San Francisco Bay, by E. L. Packard.
"The Subspecies of the Mountain Chickadee Vol. 17, No. 17, pp. 505-515"
Joseph Grinnell
Roman Catholicism offers to the masses a Molluscan shell.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World"
Henry Drummond

Related words: mollusc, mollusk, sea creature, clam

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