Gastropodous Gas*trop"o*dous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Gastropoda. [1913 Webster]

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  • gastropodous — adjective see gastropoda * * * gastropˈodous or gasteropˈodous adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑gastro * * * gastropod, gastropodous see gaster …   Useful english dictionary

  • gastropodous — See gastropodan. * * * …   Universalium

  • gastropodous — adjective Of or pertaining to gastropods (snails and the like) …   Wiktionary

  • gastropod — n. (also gasteropod) any mollusc of the class Gastropoda that moves along by means of a large muscular foot, e.g. a snail, slug, etc. Derivatives: gastropodous adj. Etymology: F gasteacuteropode f. mod.L gasteropoda (as GASTRO , Gk pous podos… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gas|ter|op|o|dous — «GAS tuh ROP uh duhs», adjective. = gastropodous. (Cf. ↑gastropodous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gasteropodous — Gas ter*op o*dous, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Gastropodous} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gastropod — /gas treuh pod /, n. 1. any mollusk of the class Gastropoda, comprising the snails, whelks, slugs, etc. adj. 2. Also, gastropodous /ga strop euh deuhs/. belonging or pertaining to the gastropods. [1820 30; < NL Gast(e)ropoda a class of mollusks.… …   Universalium

  • -podous — aff. a combining form meaning “footed, having a foot” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often occurring in adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in pod: gastropodous[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • -podous — [pō dəs, pədəs] [see POD & OUS] combining form forming adjectives having (a specified number or kind of) feet [gastropodous] …   English World dictionary

  • gastropod — [gas′trō päd΄] n. [< ModL Gastropoda < GASTRO + POD] any of a large class (Gastropoda) of mollusks having one piece, straight or spiral shells, as snails, limpets, etc., or having no shells or greatly reduced shells, as certain slugs: most… …   English World dictionary

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