Definition of elasipod in English:

elasipod

Syllabification: e·las·i·pod
Pronunciation: /əˈlasəˌpäd
 
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noun

Zoology
  • An aberrant deep-water sea cucumber that lacks a respiratory tree. Most live on the seabed and have leglike appendages, while some swim by means of webbed papillae.
    • Order Elasipodida, class Holothuroidea
    More example sentences
    • Many specimens of the elasipod holothurian Penilpidia ludwigi were found among the swimmers captured by several sediment traps moored above the seafloor.
    • There is no caecum except in the elasipods which possess a rectal pocket.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Elasipoda, from Greek elasmos 'beaten metal' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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