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tooth shell Syllabification: tooth shell
Pronunciation: /to͞oTH SHel/

Definition of tooth shell in English:


A burrowing mollusk with a slender tusk-shaped shell, which is open at both ends and typically white, and a three-lobed foot. Also called 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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