Definition of brachiopod in English:


Line breaks: bra¦chio|pod
Pronunciation: /ˈbrakɪə(ʊ)pɒd


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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