Definition of brachiopod
: any of a phylum (Brachiopoda) of marine invertebrates with bivalve shells within which is a pair of arms bearing tentacles by which a current of water is made to bring microscopic food to the mouth —called also lampshell
Origin and Etymology of brachiopod
ultimately from Latin bracchium + Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1814
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