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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Placophora \Pla*coph"o*ra\ (pl[.a]*k[o^]f"[-o]*r[.a]), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. pla`x, plako`s, tablet + fe`rein 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. [1913 Webster]

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