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Mollusk

Similar term(s): mollusc.

Definition:

Mollusks are a large group of soft-bodied invertebrates that are widespread in salt water, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats. Examples of mollusks include snails, clams, squids, octopus, and cuttlefish.

Most mollusks have a muscular foot and a hard, calcareous outer shell protecting their soft body, but some, as in the squid and octopus, lack this type of shell.

Source: GreenFacts

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Sea snails are an example of aquatic mollusks

Source: Canada's Arctic Sea snail 

Related words:

Cephalopods

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Translation(s):

Español: Molusco
Français: Mollusque

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