any mollusk of the class Scaphopoda, comprising the tooth shells.


Also sca·phop·o·dous [skuh-fop-uh-duh s] /skəˈfɒp ə dəs/. belonging or pertaining to the Scaphopoda.

Origin of scaphopod

From the New Latin word Scaphopoda, dating back to 1910–15. See scapho-, -pod Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for scaphopod



any marine mollusc of the class Scaphopoda, which includes the tusk (or tooth) shells

Word Origin for scaphopod

C20: from New Latin, from Greek skaphē boat + -pod
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