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Meaning of GASTROPOD

Pronunciation:  'gastru`pâd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
 

GASTROPOD is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: univalve
 
 See Also: abalone, Ancylus fluviatilis, aplacophoran, Aplysia punctata, bubble shell, class Gasteropoda, class Gastropoda, conch, cowrie, cowry, ear-shell, freshwater limpet, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda, mollusc, mollusk, nudibranch, physa, river limpet, sea hare, sea slug, seasnail, shellfish, slug, snail, solenogaster

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gas"tro*pod\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of the Gastropoda. [Written also {gasteropod}.]

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A member of the largest class of phylum Mollusca. Characteristics generally include: a foot upon which the rest of the body (called the "visceral mass") sits, a well-developed head, a protective one-piece shell, and body "torsion" - where most of the visceral mass is twisted anticlockwise 180 degrees so that the back end of the animal is positioned over its head. The class includes the snails, slugs, sea hares, sea slugs, limpets, and abolone.

Compare brachiopod.

 

 

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