Pla*coph"o*ra (?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. , , tablet + to bear.] Zool.

A division of gastropod Mollusca, including the chitons. The back is covered by eight shelly plates. Called also Polyplacophora. See Illust. under Chiton, and Isopleura.

 

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