pe·​lec·​y·​pod pə-ˈle-sə-ˌpäd How to pronounce pelecypod (audio)

Word History


New Latin Pelecypoda, group name, from Greek pelekys ax (akin to Sanskrit paraśu ax) + pod-, pous foot — more at foot

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pelecypod was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Pelecypod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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