Definition of gasteropod in English:


Line breaks: gas¦tero|pod
Pronunciation: /ˈgast(ə)rəpɒd/


  • old-fashioned spelling of gastropod.
    More example sentences
    • The horny operculum with which the periwinkle, like other gasteropods, closes its shell had effectively kept out the anemone's digestive enzymes.
    • The next closest occurrences of this gasteropod are in the Alps of Central Europe and east of the Urals in Siberia.
    • Calcareous plate used to covering the shell mouth of gasteropod molluscs; protective plate covering the gills in fishes.

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