molluscan

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From phylum name Mollusca +‎ -an.

AdjectiveEdit

molluscan (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to molluscs. [from 19th c.]
    • 2016, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds, William Collins 2018, p. 45:
      There are various ways of dealing with the fact that you are suddenly surrounded by creature who can see and would like to eat you, but one way, a molluscan specialty, is to grow a hard shell and live within or beneath it.

NounEdit

molluscan (plural molluscans)

  1. A mollusc. [from 19th c.]

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