Heteropoda

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

Definition of Heteropoda

  1. :  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

heteropodous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of heteropoda

New Latin, from heter- + -poda


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