oysters

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Scope note
General term used to refer to several species of bivalve mollusks of family Ostreidae and and of other families, found in marine habitats or brackish water; certain species (of family Ostreidae) are used by humans for food; certain others of other families are used for producing pearls.
oysters
Accepted term: 27-May-2024