Definition of gastropod in English:

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gastropod

Pronunciation: /ˈɡastrəpɒd/

noun

Zoology
A mollusc of the large class Gastropoda, such as a snail, slug, or whelk.
Example sentences
  • Sponges are preyed upon by gastropods, polychaetes, asteroids, echinoids, turtles, and fishes.
  • Included here are the gastropods, bivalves, cephalopods, and other lesser groups, as follows.
  • The beach sands are dominated by shells of bivalve mollusks, mainly venerids, gastropods, and echinoderms.

Derivatives

gastropodous

Pronunciation: /ɡaˈstrɒpədəs/
adjective
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