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mollusc

(US), mollusk
any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, having a soft unsegmented body and often a shell, secreted by a fold of skin (the mantle). The group includes the gastropods (snails, slugs, etc.), bivalves (clams, mussels, etc.), and cephalopods (cuttlefish, octopuses, etc.)
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As in most parts of Brazil, the Northern region of Espirito Santo presents municipalities with serious public sanitation problems, which provides ideal conditions for the maintenance of mollusc breeding sites, such as schistosomiasis transmitters.
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2010), similar to the modern bivalve Neotrigonia, indicating that the earliest mollusc shells tended to be more flexible in parts than in most modern molluscs.
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In recent years researchers have focused their attention on the identification of possible bioindicators for trace metal pollution such as the gastropod molluscs.
By this means, therefore, Dick made an enormous contribution to enhancing the extent to which the Natal Museum's mollusc collection reflected the true diversity of the South African marine mollusc fauna.
It's like trying to get through to a mollusc in a coma.
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