<marine biology> Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pholas, or family Pholadidae. They bore holes for themselves in clay, peat, and soft rocks.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr, a kind of mollusk.

(19 Mar 1998)

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