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for Testaceous animals
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Testaceous \Tes*ta"ceous\, a. [L. testaceus, fr. testa a shell.
1. Of or pertaining to shells; consisted of a hard shell, or
having a hard shell.
2. (Bot. & Zool.) Having a dull red brick color or a brownish
Testaceous animals (Zool.), animals having a firm,
calcareous shell, as oysters and clams, thus distinguished
from crustaceous animals, whose shells are more thin and
soft, and consist of several joints, or articulations, as
lobsters and crabs.
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