gastropods
n.; n. pl. [Gr. gaster, stomach; pous, foot]
A class of asymmetrical univalve mollusks with stomach situated in the region of the foot, shell in one piece, often spirally coiled, that live in the sea, fresh water, and on land, and are either herbivorous or carnivorous.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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