Mollusc

  • (noun): Invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell.
    Synonyms: mollusk, shellfish

Some articles on mollusc, molluscs:

Mollusca - A "generalized Mollusc"
... Further information Mollusc shell Because of the great range of anatomical diversity among molluscs, many textbooks start the subject by describing a ... some suggest it may resemble very early molluscs ... The generalized mollusc is bilaterally symmetrical and has a single, "limpet-like" shell on top ...
Whorl
... in the aid of identification Whorl (fingerprint), a type of fingerprint pattern Whorl (mollusc), a single, complete 360° turn in the spiral growth of a mollusc shell Body whorl, in a mollusc shell ...
Biomineralisation - Biology - Shell Formation in Molluscs
... Further information Mollusc shell The mollusc shell is a biogenic composite material that has been the subject of much interest in materials science because of its unusual properties and its model character ... In the biomineralization of the mollusc shell, specialized proteins are responsible for directing crystal nucleation, phase, morphology, and growths ... The application of biomimetic principles elucidated from mollusc shell assembly and structure may help in fabricating new composite materials with enhanced optical, electronic ...
Mollusc Shell - Evolution
... Mollusc shells (especially those formed by marine species) are very durable and outlast the otherwise soft-bodied animals that produce them by a very long time (sometimes thousands of ... Most shells of marine molluscs fossilize rather easily, and fossil mollusc shells date all the way back to the Cambrian period ... Most of the fossil record of molluscs consists of their shells, since the shell is often the only mineralised part of a mollusc (however also see Aptychus and operculum) ...
Apex (mollusc)
... (adjectival form apical) is an anatomical term for the tip of the mollusc shell of a gastropod, scaphopod, or cephalopod mollusc ...