Definition of Molluscoidea in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɒləsˈkɔɪdɪə/


(US Molluskoidea)
historical Zoology
  • A former division of invertebrates comprising the groups Bryozoa (formerly Polyzoa) and Brachiopoda, now phyla in their own right, and originally also the group Tunicata (now the subphylum Urochordata of the phylum Chordata).


Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Molluscoida, Molluscoidea from French Molluscoïdes, plural from Mollusca + French -oïdes, plural of -oïde.