Definition of brachiopod in English:


Syllabification: bra·chi·o·pod
Pronunciation: /ˈbrākēəˌpäd, ˈbrak-


  • A marine invertebrate of the phylum Brachiopoda, which comprises the lamp shells.
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    • Most such particles are echinoderm stem ossicles, brachiopods, bryozoans or other corals.
    • Corals, conodonts, bivalves, brachiopods and cephalopods have comparable intracratonic distribution patterns.
    • Crinoids, together with brachiopods, dominated the Paleozoic sessile benthos.

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