Definition of Genus Tridacna

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clams.

Exact synonyms: Tridacna
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Tridacnidae, Tridacnidae
Member holonyms: Giant Clam, Tridacna Gigas



Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tridacna

genus Tribulus
genus Triceratops
genus Trichecus
genus Trichoceros
genus Trichodesmium
genus Trichoglossus
genus Tricholoma
genus Trichomanes
genus Trichomonas
genus Trichophaga
genus Trichophyton
genus Trichostema
genus Trichostigma
genus Trichosurus
genus Trichys
genus Tridacna (current term)
genus Trifolium
genus Triga
genus Triglochin
genus Trigonella
genus Trilisa
genus Trillium
genus Trimorphodon
genus Trinectes
genus Tringa
genus Trionyx
genus Triops
genus Triostium
genus Triplochiton

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. ..."

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