Definition of Gastropoda
1. Noun. Snails and slugs and their relatives.
Group relationships: Mollusca, Phylum Mollusca
Member holonyms: Gastropod, Univalve, Family Haliotidae, Haliotidae, Family Strombidae, Strombidae, Family Limacidae, Limacidae, Family Neritidae, Neritidae, Buccinidae, Family Buccinidae, Cymatiidae, Family Cymatiidae, Family Naticidae, Naticidae, Family Littorinidae, Littorinidae, Limpet, Family Patellidae, Patellidae, Family Fissurellidae, Fissurellidae, Ancylidae, Family Ancylidae, Opisthobranchia, Subclass Opisthobranchia, Akeridae, Family Akeridae, Order Pulmonata, Pulmonata, Order Pectinibranchia, Pectinibranchia, Amphineura, Subclass Amphineura
Generic synonyms: Class
Definition of Gastropoda
1. n. pl. One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral shells, and the land and fresh-water snails. They generally creep by means of a flat, muscular disk, or foot, on the ventral side of the body. The head usually bears one or two pairs of tentacles. See Mollusca.
Medical Definition of Gastropoda
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastropoda
Literary usage of Gastropoda
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"The axis which passes through the animal and vegetative poles of the early stages does not, therefore, in the Gastropoda, correspond, as might be supposed, ..."
2. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1906)
"CHAPTER III THE Gastropoda CLASS II.—Gastropoda ... Sub-Order 1. Basommatophora. ,, 2. Stylommatophora. Definition.—The Gastropoda, together with the ..."
3. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1896)
"An Attempt to explain the Asymmetry of the Gastropoda. i. ... The asymmetry which is brought about in some Gastropoda by the disappearance of one ..."
4. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"In the Gastropoda the glands in question receive filaments from the " asymmetrical centre," in the Cephalopoda the nerves come from the visceral or inferior ..."
5. Geological Biology: An Introduction to the Geological History of Organisms by Henry Shaler Williams (1895)
"The Gastropoda Illustrate the Law of the Relationship ... 33), represents the class Gastropoda as contrasted with the Dentalium (Fig. ..."