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

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Other Words from Scaphopoda

scaphopodous \ -​dəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Scaphopoda

New Latin, from scaph- + -poda

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“Scaphopoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scaphopoda. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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