plural noun
Het·​er·​op·​o·​da | \ ˌhetəˈräpədə \

Definition of Heteropoda

: a small division of Pectinibranchia (suborder Taenioglossa) formerly ranked as a separate order and comprising pelagic gastropod mollusks that swim at the surface with the ventral side up with a foot or a part of it forming a median fin and that have a transparent body and a transparent shell or none

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Other Words from Heteropoda

heteropodous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗dəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Heteropoda

New Latin, from heter- + -poda

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“Heteropoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heteropoda. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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