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gastropod

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noun gas·tro·pod \ˈgas-trə-ˌpäd\

Definition of gastropod

  1. :  any of a large class (Gastropoda) of mollusks (as snails and slugs) usually with a univalve shell or none and a distinct head bearing sensory organs

gastropod adjective


Origin of gastropod

New Latin Gastropoda, class name


First Known Use: 1826


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