Definition of Gastropod

1. Noun. A class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes.




Definition of Gastropod

1. n. One of the Gastropoda.

Definition of Gastropod

1. Noun. Any member of a class of mollusks (Gastropoda) that includes snails and slugs; univalve mollusk. ¹

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Definition of Gastropod

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Medical Definition of Gastropod

1. A member of the largest class of phylum Mollusca. Characteristics generally include: a foot upon which the rest of the body (called the visceral mass) sits, a well-developed head, a protective one-piece shell, and body torsion - where most of the visceral mass is twisted anticlockwise 180 degrees so that the back end of the animal is positioned over its head. The class includes the snails, slugs, sea hares, sea slugs, limpets, and abolone.Compare brachiopod. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastropod

gastropancreatic folds
gastroparalysis
gastroparasitus
gastroparesis
gastropathic
gastropathy
gastropexies
gastropexy
gastrophrenic
gastrophrenic ligament
gastrophysics
gastroplasty
gastroplication
gastropneumatic
gastropneumonic
gastropod (current term)
gastropoda
gastropodous
gastropods
gastroporn
gastroptosis
gastroptyxis
gastropub
gastropubs
gastropulmonary
gastropylorectomy
gastropyloric
gastroraphy
gastrorrhagia
gastrorrhaphy

Literary usage of Gastropod

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1908)
"PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACADEMY OF [May, Note on the Value of the gastropod Apex as a Means of Classification. —DR. BURNETT SMITH remarked that studies recently ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"The garden-snail may be regarded as a typical gastropod. ... No known gastropod has a bivalve shell. ... Л gastropod (Helix desertorum . crawling on the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... ferous gastropod, ni, alimentary canal ; d, the true mouth. The Introvert is not a simple one with complete range both in ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... whilst that of the gastropod ¡s external to the alimentary canal ... of the gastropod proboscis is ted by pressure communicated by the muscular ..."

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