Meaning of pelecypod

pe•lec•y•pod

Pronunciation: (pu-les'u-pod"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Pelecypoda.
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