brachiopod

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bra·chio·pod

noun \ˈbrā-kē-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of BRACHIOPOD

:  any of a phylum (Brachiopoda) of marine invertebrates with bivalve shells within which is a pair of arms bearing tentacles by which a current of water is made to bring microscopic food to the mouth —called also lampshell
brachiopod adjective

Origin of BRACHIOPOD

ultimately from Latin bracchium + Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1836

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