Meaning of gasteropod in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡast(ə)rəpɒd/


old-fashioned spelling of gastropod
‘The horny operculum with which the periwinkle, like other gasteropods, closes its shell had effectively kept out the anemone's digestive enzymes.’
  • ‘The next closest occurrences of this gasteropod are in the Alps of Central Europe and east of the Urals in Siberia.’
  • ‘Calcareous plate used to covering the shell mouth of gasteropod molluscs; protective plate covering the gills in fishes.’
  • ‘Some very small gasteropods, probably Hydrobia, were present at Rosalie Stream and several other sites with brackish connections.’
  • ‘This microfossils are accompanied by bivalves and marine gasteropods.’