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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.
     See Testa.]
     1. Of or pertaining to shells; consisted of a hard shell, or
        having a hard shell.
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     2. (Bot. & Zool.) Having a dull red brick color or a brownish
        yellow color.
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     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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