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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cardium type genus of the family Cardiidae: cockles
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cardium The typical genus of the family Cardiidæ, embracing the true cockles, of which the best-known species is the common edible one, C. edule. The large prickly cockle is C. aculeatum. In this genus the foot is largely developed, and used not only in progression, but also in the excavation of hollows in the sand or mud. By some authors the C. costatum of Africa is considered as the type, while by others it is regarded as representing a distinct genus, Tropidocardium. See cut under cockle.
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In literature:

The rock was a baked sandstone; in the pebbles of the creek I found the impressions of bivalves (one ribbed like Cardium).
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
This shell agrees in general form, teeth, and colour, with the Cardium rubrum of Montagu, but it is larger.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
The female lays beneath overturned shells, remains of Oysters, or Cardium shells.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
Cardium, locomotive powers when young, 652.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell

In news:

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7, 2007 — Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies have announced they will launch two next-generation systems for patient temperature modulation .