Definition of Genus Tridacna
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clams.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Tridacnidae, Tridacnidae
Member holonyms: Giant Clam, Tridacna Gigas
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tridacna
Literary usage of Genus Tridacna
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"M. de Blainville divides the genus Tridacna into the two following sections :— A. Species whose shell is more elongated, ..."
2. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1866)
"... Lamarckian system ; but are distinguished from the genus Tridacna by having the posterior slope and lunule closed, or nearly so, and the inner margin ..."
3. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"The shell is cated in front, the surface ribbed, and the margins toothed. family contains the single genus Tridacna, which is not arn to have come into ..."
4. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"The family contains the single genus Tridacna, which is not known to have come into existence before the period of the Miocene Tertiary. FAM. 10. ..."
5. A Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and by John Ogilvie (1855)
"A family of mol- lusca, of which the type is the genus Tridacna. It comprises also the llip- popus. ..."