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pteropod

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noun ptero·pod \ˈter-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of pteropod

  1. :  any of the opisthobranch mollusks comprising two orders (Thecosomata and Gymnosomata) and having the anterior lobes of the foot expanded into broad thin winglike swimming organs



Origin and Etymology of pteropod

New Latin Pteropoda, group name, from Greek pteron wing + New Latin -poda


First Known Use: 1835


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