Pronunciation: (pu-les'u-pod"), [key]
any mollusk of the class Pelecypoda (Lamellibranchiata), characterized by a bivalve shell enclosing the headless body and lamellate gills, comprising the oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops.
Also,pel•e•cyp•o•dousPronunciation: (pel"u-sip'u-dus). [key]belonging or pertaining to the Pelecypoda.
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