Definition of elasipod in English:

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elasipod

Pronunciation: /əˈlasəˌpäd/

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
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'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: e·las·i·pod

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