Words nearby gastropod
How to use gastropod in a sentence
The problem of the causes of the torsion of the Gastropod body has been much discussed.
G, The acrecbolic snout of a proboscidiferous Gastropod, arrested short of complete eversion by the fibrous band b.
One of the prettiest of the gastropod shells, is that of the cowry, in some parts of Africa used as money.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
The name arises from confusion with a coiled gastropod, which was held to resemble the horns of the Egyptian deity Jupiter Ammon.
British Dictionary definitions for gastropod
Derived forms of gastropodgastropodan (ɡæsˈtrɒpədən), adjective, noungastropodous, adjective
Scientific definitions for gastropod
Snails, conchs, whelks, and many other similar animals with shells are all called gastropods by scientists. The word gastropod comes from Greek and means stomach foot, a name that owes its existence to the unusual anatomy of snails. Snails have a broad flat muscular foot used for support and for forward movement. This foot runs along the underside of the animal-essentially along its belly. The Greek elements gastro-, stomach, and -pod, foot, are found in many other scientific names, such as gastritis (an inflammation of the stomach) and sauropod (lizard foot, a type of dinosaur).