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scallop

or

pecten,

marine bivalvebivalve,
aquatic mollusk of the class Pelecypoda ("hatchet-foot") or Bivalvia, with a laterally compressed body and a shell consisting of two valves, or movable pieces, hinged by an elastic ligament.
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 mollusk. Like its close relative the oyster, the scallop has no siphons, the mantle being completely open, but it differs from other mollusks in that both mantle edges have a row of steely blue "eyes" (which use a mirror consisting of a mosaic of crystals to focus light) and tactile projections. The rounded shells have radiating ribs with flared "ears" or "wings" at the hinge. Scallops are capable of swimming or leaping about by snapping their shells, which are controlled by a powerful adductor muscle, the only part of the animal that is eaten. Scallops are more common on the Atlantic coast than the Pacific. The common scallop is about 2 in. (5 cm) long. Found abundantly in shallow and offshore waters and in eelgrass and mud flats from Cape Cod to Texas, it is taken in large numbers around Long Island. The giant scallop, found in deeper waters from Labrador to New Jersey, attains a length of 5 in. (12.7 cm). Scallops are classified in the phylum MolluscaMollusca
, taxonomic name for the one of the largest phyla of invertebrate animals (Arthropoda is the largest) comprising more than 50,000 living mollusk species and about 35,000 fossil species dating back to the Cambrian period.
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, class Pelecypoda or Bivalvia, order Filibranchia, family Pectinidae.

Scallop

One of a continuous series of curves resembling segments of a circle, used as a decorative element on the outer edge of a strip of wood used as a molding.

scallop

[′skäl·əp]
(geology)
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae distinguished by radially ribbed valves with undulated margins.

scallop

scallops: a scalloped molding
One of a continuous series of curves resembling segments of a circle, used as a decorative element on the outer edge of a strip of wood, molding etc.

scallop

1. any of various marine bivalves of the family Pectinidae, having a fluted fan-shaped shell: includes free-swimming species (genus Pecten) and species attached to a substratum (genus Chlamys)
2. the edible adductor muscle of certain of these molluscs
3. either of the shell valves of any of these molluscs
4. the shape of a scallop shell used as the badge of a pilgrim, esp in the Middle Ages

SCALLOP

(language, history)
A medium-level language for CDC computers, used to bootstrap the first Pascal compiler.
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Abstract--The sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) fishery in the Atlantic is assessed during annual surveys by using both dredging and surface-deployed imaging techniques.