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Acephala

Acephala

(Science: zoology) That division of the mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the tunicata, brachiopoda, and sometimes the bryozoa. See mollusca.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr, adj. Neut. Pl, headless. See acephal.


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Moluscus and Arthropods

... bivalve, or multivalve. Formerly the Brachiopoda, Bryzoa, and Tunicata were united with the Lamellibranchiata in an artificial group called Acephala, which was also included under Mollusca. See Molluscoudea. See our dictionary also for arthropods. I didn't know medical examinations tested ...

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Moluscus and Arthropods

... bivalve, or multivalve. Formerly the Brachiopoda, Bryzoa, and Tunicata were united with the Lamellibranchiata in an artificial group called Acephala, which was also included under Mollusca. See Molluscoudea. See our dictionary also for arthropods. I didn't know medical examinations tested ...

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by mith
Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:10 pm
 
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Topic: Moluscus and Arthropods
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