Scaphopoda

plural noun Sca·phop·o·da \ skəˈfäpədə \

Definition of Scaphopoda

:a small class of Mollusca comprising bilaterally symmetrical marine forms that have a tapering tubular shell open at both ends, a pointed or spade-shaped foot for burrowing, many long slender prehensile oral tentacles about a mouth containing a radula, a rudimentary heart, no gills, and separate sexes whose reproductive products escape through the right kidney — see tooth shell — compare gastropoda

scaphopodous

\-dəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of scaphopoda

New Latin, from scaph- + -poda


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