Definition of Placuna
1. Noun. Windowpane oysters.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Bivalvia, Class Bivalvia, Class Lamellibranchia, Class Pelecypoda, Lamellibranchia
Member holonyms: Capiz, Placuna Placenta, Window Oyster, Windowpane Oyster
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Placuna
Literary usage of Placuna
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"Example, placuna Cumingii, Erod. Locality.—Shores of Central America (Gulf of Dc'm, Province of Costa Rico): dredged Irom a muddy ..."
2. Catalogue of the Mollusca in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1850)
"Hinge-ridges linear, diverging, only slightly raised. 1. placuna. ... placuna SELLA. Shell flexuous, outline rather rhombic, being straight in front and ..."
3. A Descriptive Catalogue of Recent Shells: Arranged According to the Linnæan by Lewis Weston Dillwyn (1817)
"116. t. 79. f. 716. Introd. p. 81. t. 4. f. 46. placuna Placenta. ... Lamarck Syst. des placuna. Em. Meth, t. 173. f. 1 to 3. Lister Conch, t. 225. f. ..."