Conch

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Description

A spiral shaped shell from a marine snail of the subclass Prosobranchia (class Gastropoda). Conch shells are blown to produce a loud horn sound. The Austrailian trumpet snail produces the largest conch shells, sometimes over 60 cm long.

Synonyms and Related Terms

conch shell; trumpet shell;

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  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Conch" Encyclop√¶dia Britannica from Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Premium Service. [Accessed March 31, 2003].

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