thin-shelled freshwater mussels
Syn: ↑genus Anodonta
Hypernyms: ↑mollusk genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Unionidae, ↑family Unionidae
Member Meronyms: ↑thin-shelled mussel

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\\ˌanəˈdäntə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek anodont-, anodōn toothless
: a large genus of freshwater mussels (family Unionidae) having the hinge teeth rudimentary or wanting and the shell usually thin and fragile

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  • Anodonta — Anodonta …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anodonta — n. a genus of thin shelled freshwater mussels. Syn: genus {Anodonta}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anodontă — ANODÓNTĂ, anodonte, s.f. (zool.) Scoică de lac. – Din fr. anodonte. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ANODÓNTĂ s. v. scoică de baltă. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  ANODÓNTĂ s.f. Scoică de apă dulce. [< …   Dicționar Român

  • Anodonta — (gr., Zahnlose), 1) Säugethiere, die entweder keine, od. doch keine Vorderzähne haben, z.B. Ameisenfresser, s. Edentata; 2) nach Klein, Schlangen ohne Zähne, worunter einige Coluber, Eryx u. a.; 3) so v.w. Teichmuschel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Anodonta — Anodonta, s. Teichmuschel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Anodonta — anati …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anodonta — Taxobox name = Anodonta image caption = Duck mussel, Anodonta anatina status = trend = status system = regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia ordo = Unionoida familia = Unionidae genus = Anodonta Lamarck, 1799 Anodonta is a genus… …   Wikipedia

  • anodonta — a·no·dón·ta s.f. TS zool. mollusco bivalve d acqua dolce del genere Anodonta | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia degli Unionidi {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1829. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. Anodonta, v. an e odonte …   Dizionario italiano

  • Anodonta — Anodon An o*don, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? toothless; an priv. + ?, ?, a tooth.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of fresh water bivalves, having no teeth at the hinge. [Written also {{Anodonta}}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anodonta — an·o·don·ta …   English syllables

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