Definition of pelecypod in English:


Line breaks: pe¦lecy|pod
Pronunciation: /pɪˈlɛsɪpɒd


  • another term for bivalve.
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    • Fossils include foraminiferans, brachiopods, echinoids, pelecypods, cephalopods, shark teeth, fish vertebrae, as well as asteroids, gastropods, a pterosaur, a nodosaurid, and decapods.
    • Found along with the cephalopods are gastropods, pelecypods, echinoderms, and vertebrate bones.
    • The bulk of the collection is gastropods and pelecypods.


late 19th century: from modern Latin Pelecypoda (alternative class name), from Greek pelekus 'hatchet' + -podos 'footed'.

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