Isopleura
Isopleura I`so*pleu"ra, n. pl. [NL. See {Iso-}, and {Pleura}.] (Zo["o]l.) A subclass of Gastropoda, in which the body is symmetrical, the right and left sides being equal. [1913 Webster]

Note: The intestine terminates at the posterior end of the body, and the gills and circulatory and reproductive organs are paired. It includes the chitons ({Polyplacophora}), together with {Neomenia} and {Ch[ae]toderma}, which are wormlike forms without a shell. [1913 Webster]


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  • isopleura — iso·pleu·ra …   English syllables

  • isopleura — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈplu̇rə Etymology: New Latin, from is + pleura synonym of amphineura …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chaetoderma — Isopleura I so*pleu ra, n. pl. [NL. See {Iso }, and {Pleura}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A subclass of Gastropoda, in which the body is symmetrical, the right and left sides being equal. [1913 Webster] Note: The intestine terminates at the posterior end of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neomenia — Isopleura I so*pleu ra, n. pl. [NL. See {Iso }, and {Pleura}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A subclass of Gastropoda, in which the body is symmetrical, the right and left sides being equal. [1913 Webster] Note: The intestine terminates at the posterior end of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polyplacophora — Isopleura I so*pleu ra, n. pl. [NL. See {Iso }, and {Pleura}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A subclass of Gastropoda, in which the body is symmetrical, the right and left sides being equal. [1913 Webster] Note: The intestine terminates at the posterior end of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neomenoidea — Ne o*me*noi de*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Neomenia, a representative genus (See {Neomenia}) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of vermiform gastropod mollusks, without a shell, belonging to the Isopleura. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Placophora — Pla*coph o*ra (pl[.a]*k[o^]f [ o]*r[.a]), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. pla x, plako s, tablet + fe rein to bear.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of gastropod Mollusca, including the chitons. The back is covered by eight shelly plates. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polyplacophora — Placophora Pla*coph o*ra (pl[.a]*k[o^]f [ o]*r[.a]), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. pla x, plako s, tablet + fe rein to bear.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of gastropod Mollusca, including the chitons. The back is covered by eight shelly plates. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solenogastra — So*le no*gas tra, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ???? channel + ????, ????, stomach.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of lowly organized Mollusca belonging to the Isopleura. A narrow groove takes the place of the foot of other gastropods. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isopleural — isopleural, a. (aɪsəʊˈpl(j)ʊərəl) [f. as next + al1.] Having equal sides, equilateral; spec. in Zool. belonging to the sub class Isopleura of gastropods, which have the body bilaterally symmetrical, as in the chitons. Also isoˈpleurous a …   Useful english dictionary

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