/meuh lus"koyd/, adj.
belonging or pertaining to the phylum Molluscoidea, in certain classifications comprising the bryozoans and brachiopods.
[1850-55; < NL Molluscoidea. See MOLLUSCA, -OID]

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  • Molluscoid — Mol*lus coid, a. [Mollusca + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Resembling the true mollusks; belonging to the Molluscoidea. n. One of the Molluscoidea. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • molluscoid — [mə lus′koid΄] adj. of or like a mollusk or mollusks …   English World dictionary

  • molluscoid — mÉ™ lÊŒskɔɪd adj. resembling a mollusk, resembling a shellfish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • molluscoid — mol·lus·coid …   English syllables

  • molluscoid — /məˈlʌskɔɪd/ (say muh luskoyd) adjective denoting or relating to an animal group comprising the bryozoans and brachiopods. Also, molluscoidal /mɒləsˈkɔɪdl/ (say moluhs koydl) …   Australian-English dictionary

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  • Molluscoidal — Mol lus*coid al, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Molluscoid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shellfish — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. crustacean, mollusk, molluscoid, crustaceous animal, invertebrate, marine invertebrate, marine animal, arthropod, gastropod, Arthropoda, molluskan type, bivalve, shell meat. Types of shellfish include: crab, lobster, clam,… …   English dictionary for students

  • mollusc — n. (US mollusk) any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, with a soft body and usu. a hard shell, including limpets, snails, cuttlefish, oysters, mussels, etc. Derivatives: molluscan adj. molluscoid adj. molluscous adj. Etymology: mod.L mollusca… …   Useful english dictionary

  • molluscoidal — adjective see molluscoid I …   Useful english dictionary

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