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conchiferous

Syllabification: con·chif·er·ous
Pronunciation: /känˈCHifərəs
 
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Definition of conchiferous in English:

adjective

Producing, bearing, or characterized by the presence of shells.
Example sentences
  • Such analysis is also applicable to limpet gastropods and monoplacophorans, and it might help in studies of developmental constraints on the aperture map through early evolution of conchiferous molluscs.
  • The limestone changes from conchiferous sandstones to consolidated coquina limestone.
  • Even today, this monumental construction causes a powerful impression, for it is a huge cement oval, covered in conchiferous limestone, and is the crowning example of National Socialist architecture.

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