Gastropod Gas"tro*pod, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Gastropoda. [Written also {gasteropod}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • gastropod — GASTROPÓD s.n. v. gasteropod. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  GASTROPÓD s. v. melc. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  gastropód s. n., pl. gastropóde Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • gastropod — 1826, gasteropod (modern spelling by 1854), from Mod.L. Gasteropoda, name of a class of mollusks, from Gk. gaster (gen. gastros) stomach (see GASTRIC (Cf. gastric)) + pous (gen. podos) foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)). From the ventral position of the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gastropod — ► NOUN Zoology ▪ any of a large class of molluscs including snails, slugs, and whelks. ORIGIN from Greek gast r stomach + pous foot …   English terms dictionary

  • gastropod — [gas′trō päd΄] n. [< ModL Gastropoda < GASTRO + POD] any of a large class (Gastropoda) of mollusks having one piece, straight or spiral shells, as snails, limpets, etc., or having no shells or greatly reduced shells, as certain slugs: most… …   English World dictionary

  • gastropod — /gas treuh pod /, n. 1. any mollusk of the class Gastropoda, comprising the snails, whelks, slugs, etc. adj. 2. Also, gastropodous /ga strop euh deuhs/. belonging or pertaining to the gastropods. [1820 30; < NL Gast(e)ropoda a class of mollusks.… …   Universalium

  • gastropod — UK [ˈɡæstrəpɒd] / US [ˈɡæstrəˌpɑd] noun [countable] Word forms gastropod : singular gastropod plural gastropods a mollusc such as a snail that moves by using one large flat foot …   English dictionary

  • gastropod — noun Etymology: New Latin Gastropoda, class name Date: 1826 any of a large class (Gastropoda) of mollusks (as snails and slugs) usually with a univalve shell or none and a distinct head bearing sensory organs • gastropod adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gastropod — n. (also gasteropod) any mollusc of the class Gastropoda that moves along by means of a large muscular foot, e.g. a snail, slug, etc. Derivatives: gastropodous adj. Etymology: F gasteacuteropode f. mod.L gasteropoda (as GASTRO , Gk pous podos… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gastropod shell — [ 1 umbilicus2 parietal callus3 aperture4 columella5 suture6 whorl7 apex] The gastropod shell is a shell which is part of the body of a gastropod or snail. It is an external skeleton or exoskeleton, which serves not only for muscle attachment,… …   Wikipedia

  • gastropod — Any of various mollusks of the class Gastropoda, such as the snail, slug, cowrie, or limpet, characteristically having a single, usually coiled shell or no shell at all, a ventral muscular foot for locomotion, and eyes and feelers located on a… …   Fisheries — dictionary

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