monoplacophoran

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From scientific name Monoplacophora +‎ -an.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /mɒnə(ʊ)pləˈkɒfəɹən/

Noun[edit]

monoplacophoran (plural monoplacophorans)

  1. (zoology) Any member of the superclass Monoplacophora, comprising molluscs with cap-like shells. [from 20th c.]
    • 2016, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds, William Collins, published 2018, page 49:
      The crabbed limpet-like shellfish is a monoplacophoran.
    • 2017, Danna Staaf, Squid Empire, ForeEdge, →ISBN, page 34:
      Unique among mollusks, monoplacophorans turned out to have multiple repeating sets of shell-attachment muscles, kidneys, and gills.

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