Examples from the Web for gastropod
The problem of the causes of the torsion of the Gastropod body has been much discussed.
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
British Dictionary definitions for gastropod
Word Origin and History for gastropod
1826, gasteropod (modern spelling by 1854), from Modern Latin Gasteropoda, name of a class of mollusks, from Greek gaster (genitive gastros) "stomach" (see gastric) + pous (genitive podos) "foot" (see foot (n.)). From the ventral position of the mollusk's "foot."
Science 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).