Malacozoa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Malacozoa (Zoöl) An extensive group of Invertebrata, including the Mollusca, Brachiopoda, and Bryozoa. Called also Malacozoaria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n malacozoa Soft-bodied animals; the Mollusca in a broad sense, including mollusks proper, brachiopods, and polyzoans.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Malacozoa mal-a-ko-zō′a soft-bodied animals, the Mollusca generally
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. malako`s soft + zo^,on an animal