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Definition of tooth shell in English:

noun

Another term for tusk shell.
Example sentences
  • Even I, who entered not knowing an egg cockle from a dosinia, came out savvy of tooth shells and lightning whelks.
  • They are also known as tooth shells and resemble an elephant's tusks.
  • Amphineura, containing the chitons, and Scaphopoda, represented by the elephant tooth shell, are two classes of less popular interest.

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